Original art for sale at | Sun Drenched Beach Near Santa Cruz by Samuel Pretorius | $800 | acrylic painting | 16' h x 20' w | ..\art\acrylic-painting-Sun-Drenched-Beach-Near-Santa-Cruz

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Sun Drenched Beach Near Santa Cruz

Samuel Pretorius
Ugallery 5345197818 UGallery

Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front and back


16" h x 20" w x 1.5" d |1 lbs. 8 oz.

In stock $800



Artist Samuel Pretorius portrays a hot summer day by the beach in the style of impressionism. Two sailboats drift in the distance as waves gently break on the shore. "There is a theme of a couple sharing this memory, with a repetition of pairs in the boats, the rocks, and the seaweed," says Samuel. The different elements line up in the center, guiding the viewer's eyes to the horizon.

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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