A New day in the Karoo
After the Storm
South African landscape artist, Louis Audie, taught himself to paint using whatever materials came to hand and on whatever surface he could find.
From school days onwards, he refined his technique through constant practice and application and wherever possible, from direct observation. Wildlife, the varied South African and Namibian landscapes and the arid Karoo are Louis’ favourite subjects.
To broaden his view and knowledge of art techniques and the history of art, Louis read a degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. While his style of South African landscape art was not greatly influenced by this experience, he now knew how to look afresh and in depth at scenes he had hitherto taken for granted.
The attention to detail, and overall mood of his landscapes, soon led to Louis’ South African landscape artworks becoming sought after amongst South Africans and foreign art collectors alike.
Louis is never happier than when his is “lost in his own landscapes”, and the Karoo (he pronounces it Karooer) in particular. The silence of an early morning or late afternoon will find him hard at work painting directly from life. While he often works alone, it is never long before a crowd of local children befriends him.
Louis is a devout Christian and is most charitable to all that wish to share his gift and knowledge of art. He is known as the contemporary father of modern South African landscape art and has produced two videos on his techniques.
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