Johanette van Deventer

West Coast South Africa

Medium: Oil Paintings

Favorite Quotes: “Sometimes you have only one moment of beauty to experience If you missed it between yesterday and tomorrow you have lost the gift of joy” Me

"I have learned to offer no resistance to what IS, I have learned to allow the present moment to BE and to accept the impermanent nature of all things and conditions. Thus I have found peace." ~ Eckhart Tolle

Favorite Book: Conversations with God

Favorite Movies: Eat Pray Love, As it is in Heaven, City of Angles


Johanette van Deventer Kreef Bakkies

Kreef "Bakkies" (crayfish boats) : Johanette van Deventer, Paternoster West Coast South Africa, Oil Painting, Stretched Canvas 610x500x40mm


When I start creating I get lost in my artwork just to rediscover myself and start creating. My reality is living my dream.

Can you remember your first painting?

My first Oil painting was a self-portrait. Oh my word! Not for public review.


Do you have a music preference when creating art?

Classic Instrumentals but sometimes silence is the best musical environment.


Bokkom House  

Bokkom Huisie (Bokkom House): Johanette van Deventer, Velddrif (next to the Bergrivier), West Coast South Africa, Oil Painting, Stretched Canvas 600x500x40mm


What are you trying to convey to viewers through your art?

Joy! I mixed paint and turps with love and joy and that is want I want to convey Love and Joy


Tell us about your creative process.

It start with a feeling inside - the urge to let it out. I prepare canvas with base colours. Draw the subject and from there its only fun. The Painting start to get character of its own Sometimes it takes me a few hours, sometimes weeks.



Things that is dear to my heart – my surroundings, my culture, nature, emotions, and beauty Love the simplicity of the West coast houses and the full bloom of Namaqualand’s fields of flowers. The small crayfish boats. South Africa landscapes



"Laslappieland" : Johanette van Deventer, Hex River Valley, South Africa Vineyards, Oil Painting, Stretched Canvas 610x450x40mm


How have you been selling art?

I have sold my artwork through the internet mostly on Facebook groups


Art promotion

I am part of a few art groups on Facebook which is a platform to interact with people that likes my art and or common interest


Do you have any interesting life events to relate?

I am a bit of an adventure junkie. Done a few motorbike tours, done a few hiking trails. Love camping. Love nature. Love wildlife of Africa. Love African sunsets.


West Coast Houses

West Coast Houses: Johanette van Deventer, South Africa, Oil Painting Textured, Stretched Canvas 350x450x40mm


If you could live your life over again, would there be anything you would do differently?

Of course that would be the point to live life again. To experience new choices with new outcomes


Do you have any plans for the future?

I want my art to grow as my experience of life grows.


Can you share some good advice for emerging artists?

Vincent Van Gogh words “If you hear a voice within you saying you are no painter then by all means paint ... and that voice will be silenced”


Johanette van Deventer

West Coast South Africa

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