About Johan Hoekstra

Since childhood, Johan Hoekstra has been passionate about drawing animals, birds and the South African landscape. Throughout his life has been taking trips to the bush at every opportunity; observing, sketching and photographing wildlife – both fauna and flora.

After studying architecture and graphic design, Johan embarked on a distinguished career in advertising, winning a host of international and local awards. Tiring of the grueling life in big business, he created his own design studio, specialising in design consulting, book design and illustration. Commissions for his paintings started coming in from the late 1980’s and this pointed to a whole new career. Since then Johan has amassed a truly impressive collection of works.

Johan Hoekstra is noted for his fidelity to nature and his phenomenal sense of observation, through which he can express, with startling accuracy, the character and body language of any bird or animal. His paintings hang in corporate and private collections in Southern Africa, the Middle and Far East, Australia, the USA, the UK and Europe. His works have been auctioned in Christies prestigious wildlife art department and today he mostly paints commissions for discerning collectors.

E-mail: j.hoekstra@mweb.co.za
Telephone: +27 11 465 7441
Mobile: +27 76 244 8549

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