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Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Golden Hour Stroll in Crystal Cove Cliffs by Samuel Pretorius | $600 | acrylic painting | 16' h x 20' w | ..\art\acrylic-painting-Golden-Hour-Stroll-in-Crystal-Cove-Cliffs

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Golden Hour Stroll in Crystal Cove Cliffs

Samuel Pretorius
Ugallery 5345197728 UGallery

Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2022

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

In stock $600

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In an impressionistic style, artist Samuel Pretorius paints the golden hour on a lovely California summer's evening. The beautiful view of the sea and the coastal shrubs lays out the scenic panorama. Warm sun rays catch the tops of the bushes and the sign to the park. "It was fascinating how there were many hidden triangles in the composition that tied the whole scene together," says Samuel.

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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