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So far this year I've sold:

My leopard painting,…



Blackeyed Bulbul,…

Forktailed Drongo,…

Brown Snake Eagle,…

I'm very happy about that, a good start for the year!  I'm especially happy about the drongo and snake eagle, I sold them to a friend in Canada, who saw them here on DeviantArt.  It was a bit of a challenge ... I sent the paintings by courier, and he paid me with PayPal.  The first time I handle an international sale on my own!  I have previously sold and sent a painting to someone in the USA but through a different website and organisation which actually did most of the 'schlep'-part of the work.

And then there's the art exhibibion our class will be holding later this year.  Looking forward very much to that!

I don't consider myself a 'commercial' artist ... I don't really do the kind of painting the wildlife artists do who try to make money from it - they mostly do just the 'big five' (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) in spectacular paintings, while I want to concentrate more on the many, many other things that are rarely portrayed.  But it seems that there *are* people who appreciate that as well!  Only one of my sales has been a 'big five' member.  Yes, I will do the big five as well (but individually, not together!) but I won't neglect the littler things.


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Willem van der Merwe
South Africa
I was born in 1972, Pretoria, South Africa. I started painting and drawing at the age of 5. I stopped doing that for a while to study some other fields, but recently I've been getting back into it. I love wildlife and nature but I also paint or draw people. I also paint and draw fantasy creatures or scenes, as well as extinct animals.

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Wow! You have a fantastic gallery. :clap:
CrazyCrocuta Apr 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm ashamed I haven't watched you earlier, your gallery is simply stunning! :D
Aw thanks a lot and please drop by again!
mojcaj Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I g through your gallery, I am impressed.
FrodoK Apr 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
You have awesome work and good that you're highlighting prehistoric mammals. We got 65 million years worth of post-Cretaceous evolutionary history to display! Where are you published?
Hello and thanks!  What do you mean, published?
Has your work been featured in any books and magazines?
Ah ... no actually, not *paper* books or magazines, but I do have a series of illustrated articles online. 
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