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Christo Wolmarans - South African Artist - Oil Paintings, Watercolour, Pastels

south african artist Christo Wolmarans oil paintings

south african artist Christo Wolmarans oil paintings

south african artist Christo Wolmarans oil paintings

Christo Wolmarans

Media - Oil Paintings, Watercolour, Pastels
Phone - +27 (0) 83 600 2332
Email - christowol@gmail.com

Christo Wolmarans has twenty years experience in Graphic Design. Originally from Johannesburg South Africa, he studied Graphic Design at the Witwatersrand Technikon (now Johannesburg University), qualifying in 1985. He was offered a studio position in the same year at TBWA Hunt Lascaris where he gained valuable experience from advertising doyans John Hunt, Basil Mina and Jenny Groenewald.  

He won a few Art Direction awards for his share done on the Exclusive Books account as well as a Loerie for the South African Optometric Association (poster) and a Clio for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (poster).

Christo Wolmarans took a break from practising advertising to lecture in Graphic Design between 1993 and 1995 at the AAA School of Advertising as Deputy Course Director where he assisted in formulating the syllabus with Peter Forrest-Smith.

In 1996 he accepted a Senior Graphic Design position at Ogilvy\'s in their promotional department working mainly on the Amstel Lager and K-TV (M-Net) accounts and later briefly reunited with old fellow colleague; Graham Lamont to work on KFC.

In 2001 Christo Wolmarans moved down to the Western Cape and freelanced as an illustrator for educational publishing companies Maskew Miller Longman and Nassau Via Africa.

In 2004 he freelanced for a few design studios in Somerset West, designing labels and promotional items for the wine industry as well designing The Green Times and designing some of the covers for Renaissance magazine.

Besides his passion for Photoshop, fonts and vector work, he has also been commissioned for artwork in various illustration media ie Pen and Ink, Watercolours, Oil-Pastels and Oils by the advertising industry and private clients. 

His work is purchased by collectors in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Namibia, Australia and New York.

Exhibitions include The Standard Bank Gallery, The Civic Theatre and The Baxter Theatre.

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