South African Artist, Portchie
In only 5 years this qualified transport economist with Spoornet turned artist, has made his mark. A prolific painter, the staggering number of paintings sold is clear confirmation of the popularity of Portchie’s special brand of artistry. Portchie took his courage in both hands in 1992 when he decided to stake his name on his quick and undisputed ability with a brush and canvas.The trees in blue that populate his paintings have become his trademark. Trees and the colour blue being symbols of strength to Portchie. He has been exhibiting at the Klein Karoo Kunstefees since its inception. He has participated in 38 group exhibitions and has held 21 successful solo exhibitions. His work forms part of private and corporate collections throughout South Africa as well as many private collections abroad.