Benjamin van Dyk

Born 1963, Penge

Uses combination of technical knowledge and realistic approach. His subjects are people with light reflection, colour and movement. He prefers oil, but also works in pastel and acrylic paint. He lives and works in Garden route area.


  • 1981 – 1984 formal training at the University of Orange Free State (Frieda du Plessis painting studied under Eric Laubscher)
  • 1986 - 1989 media coordinator at the State President s Unit
  • 1990 - starts painting full-time
  • Teaching art privatly


  • 1997 solo exhibition Brits Town Hall
  • 1992,1994,1998 solo exhibition in Mosselbay
  • 1999- 2003 solo and group exhibitions in Mosselbay area
  • 2000 solo exhibition Bottega Art Gallery, Oudtshoorn
  • 2002 Kango Caves Oudtshoorn