Original art for sale at | Shark Fin Rock, Santa Cruz, with a Burst of Yellow Flowers by Samuel Pretorius | $600 | acrylic painting | 11' h x 14' w | ..\art\acrylic-painting-Shark-Fin-Rock-Santa-Cruz-with-a-Burst-of-Yellow-Flowers

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Shark Fin Rock, Santa Cruz, with a Burst of Yellow Flowers

Samuel Pretorius
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Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front and back


11" h x 14" w x .5" d |1 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $600



Artist Samuel Pretorius paints a bright sunny day at Shark Fin Cove near Santa Cruz in impressionism. A breathtaking cove stretches the coastal panorama. Bright yellow flowers flourish in the foreground with the iconic "shark fin rock" tower in the background. People sit under a red umbrella, enjoying the stunning scenery.

Samuel Pretorius

Winchester, 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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