Alain Nortjé obtained a BA (Ed) Fine Arts degree at the University of Pretoria in 1983.
He started out as an art teacher, became a college lecturer and in 1990 opened Alain’s Art and Frame, where he has been presenting art classes, doing frame work and working on his own paintings to this day.
Although his style is diverse, Alain’s fascination with South African landscapes, and with specific reference to man-made marks on the landscape, forms the main theme throughout his work.
Physical boundaries (such as rusted barbed wire fences) occurs regularly in his paintings and relates to both boundaries found in landscapes, as well as mental boundaries that the artist might be confronted with.
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Professional artist and lecturer, Alain Nortje, brings his 40 years of knowledge, skills and experience to the digital platform – to you – through video courses. These will include the different mediums of acrylics, oil, watercolor, mixed media and more, and will also cover different subjects such as still life, figure studies, landscaping, abstract and more.