Derric van Rensburg started his journey as an artist at the age of ten with his first pencil drawing. His career began in the commercial and manufacturing world of arts, later teaching art. His first exhibition in Cape Town was held in 1978 and quickly sold out, but it was not until 1986 that Derric became a professional artist, successfully exhibiting his work in Portugal, Italy, England, Australia and Germany. N.B. Catch Derric's next exhibition called Double Vision in Steenberg, Cape Town on 27 November, 2010 at RED!.
While he started his career as a wildlife artist painting in water colours, van Rensburg is most famous for his Van Gogh-inspired impressionistic "Earthscapes", which have made his artwork instantly recognisable along with his trademark natural flair for broad brushstrokes, bright colours and spontaneous use of acrylics.
His work is sold all over the world and he is one of South Africa's most popular, prolific and versatile artists. While van Rensburg's art has become known worldwide, Derric's remained something of an enigma. A Capetonian at heart, Derric and his gorgeous wife have found inspiration in the Western Cape environment from the Overberg to the winelands, and now currently reside in Betty's Bay.
While elusive to the public eye, friends know him as an affable, down-to-earth and immensely gifted guy, whose talents extend to music as well as art. Cultured, humble and armed with a wicked sense of humour, we managed to catch up with Derric to get his take on film with his Top Ten Movies...