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Breathtaking View of Chaparral-Covered Rocky Cliffs and La Jolla Cove

Samuel Pretorius
Ugallery 5345197733 UGallery

Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front and back


16" h x 20" w x .5" d |1 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $600



Artist Samuel Pretorius demonstrates an impressionist view of the picturesque La Jolla coast. The sun brightly shines on the sandy cliffs of California on a warm Saturday morning. Refreshing waves extend from the briny deep, creating a captivating sweeping display. The rocky bluffs and spiky brush perfectly contrast the vast ocean beyond.

Samuel Pretorius

Menifee, California

Artist Samuel Pretorius' paintings evoke a quiet nostalgia. Each brushstroke suggests a shape, a landscape, or a subject—letting the memory of the viewer fill in the details. He invariably works with photographs, creating representations of actual locations he documents, and enjoys making bold brush movements that capture the essence of his subject in the fewest marks possible. "My paintings are best described as 'suggestionistic.' I aim to create fleeting images that you long to see again, a place that you will never forget, or one you yearn to visit," says Samuel. Originally from South Africa, he comes from a family of artists who encouraged him early to paint and draw. In primary school, his work was included in a national exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum. While growing up, his art education came from exhibiting at local art galleries, participating in open markets and plein air painting events, and joining monthly exhibitions. Recently becoming a US citizen, Samuel decided to dedicate a portion of his study to his home studio to fulfill his passion for painting. This well-lit area, often supervised by his Siamese cat, allows him to paint any time of the day. Outside the creative industry, Samuel enjoys exploring the world's beauty and creating code as a software developer.

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