Niel Jonker

Born: 1971, Oudshoorn, South Africa Jonker matriculated form Oudtshoorn High School, with a distinction in art. In 1991 he was awarded the most promising student award from Foundation Art School, in Cape Town, presented by Judith Mason. In 1993 Neil graduated with distinctions in painting and sculpture from Technikon Natal, in Durban. In 2004 Jonker embarked on a full time career as an artist, focusing on oil painting. He has established a cohesive body of oil paintings in various genres, and has also produced some very fine smaller bronze sculptures. Niel Jonker’s oil paintings include landscapes, portrait studies and still lifes. In all of these, the compositions reflect the artist’s intuitive choice of subject matter, bringing to life quirky and sometimes idiosyncratic scenes. Jonker is equally at home within the landscape of a human body, or the jovial reflection of light in everyday colloquial objects, or the expanse of a traditional landscape. Niel Jonker Niel Jonker Niel Jonker Niel Jonker