About Rudi Carstens - The Artist of ArcyArt.com Johannesburg
Welcome to my website. By setting up this website I am now able to offer you my high quality oil paintings at extremely reduced rates. When you buy paintings from this website you buy directly from me and there is no art galleries or art agents involved. Traditionally paintings are sold through galleries or art agents and they take a high percentage of the sale as commission. To cover this expense an artist has to work this into the asking price for a painting. Through this website I bypass any middle man and therefore cut this unnecessary expense, enabling you to buy my paintings at greatly reduced rates. You can buy my original oil paintings from almost anywhere as we ship oil paintings to most places in the world.
I am currently situated in Johannesburg, South Africa. After completing a Commercial Art Diploma I enrolled at The University of South Africa and completed my Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts degree in 2002. I have always loved painting and naturally specialized in painting during my studies. My preferred medium is oil paint as I love the texture and expressiveness which painting in oil allows.
My favoured subject matter is all of God's creation. I do not have much interest in painting man-made objects but prefer rather to try and capture some of the glory of God's creation through my oil paintings. My preferred subject matter include portraits of people, wildlife paintings, floral paintings and landscapes. Painting for me is to a large degree a spiritual experience with the process of painting God's creation akin to meditating on the splendour of God's creation. See oil paintings of Nelson Mandela and oil paintings of flowers.
My wildlife paintings deal with the wildlife animals in a more intimate and emotional way than conventional wildlife art. Generally the landscape is not given much attention but what is important to me as a wildlife artist is the actual animal that I am painting. I paint wildlife similar to the way I would do a portrait painting by trying to capture some of the personality of the animal within the painting. In fact I am more inclined to refer to my paintings of wildlife as wildlife portraits than wildlife paintings. Through my wildlife paintings I am also trying to convey a positive image of Africa and thereby encourage people from all over the world to visit this beautiful continent. Click here to see the available wildlife paintings.
Please have a look at my Paintings Gallery and contact me if you are interested in buying a painting or have any comments regarding the oil paintings or the website in general. As I explained in the first paragraph I am trying to keep my prices as low as possible through this website and would really appreciate your support for my work.
Rudi Carstens at ArcyArt.com
no 31 Prosperity Place
cnr Prosperity & Reitz Street