At Botha was born on 23 December 1949 in Kroonstad.
He spent most of his childhood in the Orange Free State region where his father
was a teacher at different schools. He matriculated at Hoërskool Menlo Park in
Pretoria, after which he studied Drama at the Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir
Christelike Hoër Onderwys.
At is well known for numerous projects in the performing arts, but he loved
painting since he was a child. “My inspiration to paint is mostly derived from
images from my childhood. Clouds and mountains fascinate me.”
He works in various mediums and paints landscapes, harvester scenes of the Cape,
District six scenes, seascapes and clowns. His landscapes are especially
inspired by the Eastern Free State. His work also reflects his great love for
the people and various regions of the Cape. The use of vibrant colour and the
impression of freedom that is reflected in his work is evident of At’s
Paintings created by At in oil mediums are very rare and a sought after
collection by various art lovers and investors alike. Although painting mostly
in acrylic medium currently, he is working on an exclusive oil painting series
that will be available at the end of 2011.
He enjoys interacting and connecting with people by personally attending art
festivals where he paints his favourite subjects at different art galleries.
At is moving to Paternoster permanently at the end of June 2011 where he will
be painting from his spacious studio overlooking the sea.