Mya Louw : Artist Bio
Mya Louw, originally from the Netherlands began her formal and classical art training at thirteen after being overawed by the mammoth work of Rembrandt’s “Nightwatch”. Louw is a graduate in Fine Art from Rhodes University, South Africa and she has further studied Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She forever continues her studies in Oil, Pastel and Acrylic in the exciting and frustrating quest for an “ultimate painting”.
The award winning artist’s earlier work was largely influenced by the Dutch School and later, by the bright colors of the African Landscape. Now she is known for her large landscapes, slightly abstracted, filled with vivid color and joy, executed in oil, pastel or acrylic either with palette knife or brush. The work portrays the essence of the vast and beautiful terrain of California that she now calls home these last 35 years.
Her work may be found in private and corporate collections in the United States, Holland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Amongst her clients are American Express, UC Davis, Mercy Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Panatoni Ventures, Sutter Hospital, Capital Builders, Transworld and BP South Africa. Louw has been a Crocker Art Museum Auction invitational many times these last 25 years, and has had shows locally and abroad e.g. one man show @ BlueLine Gallery, CA. and Constantia, Cape Town. On his 90th Birthday, Louw was fortunate to be invited to participate in a 2 man show with the late Gregory Kondos.
Louw works full time in her studios and welcomes the public on appointment.