Kobus van Schalkwyk
Kobus van Schalkwyk, born January 1961 is from the West Rand in Gauteng. He studied anthropology and psychology at RAU and went on to complete a Masters degree in Anthropology. During his varsity days, painting was his keen hobby.
Believing God’s promise, he started looking for paint brushes, but found only builders’ trowels, and started painting with these trowels. The rest is, as they say, history. He held his first exhibition at the Carlton Hotel in 1982 and since then he has exhibited all over South Africa. Kobus started giving Art Lessons in 1983 and opened his first Gallery in Florida Centre in 1990. He loves to spend his holidays in the Overberg in the Western Cape, visiting quaint towns like Struisbaai Arniston, Napier and Hermanus which is depicted in his art.