South African artist Geoff Horne is a self-taught realist painter, who has been producing paintings full-time since 2001. South African artist Geoff Horne is a self-taught realist painter, who has been producing paintings full-time since 2001.The Johannesburg based artist works exclusively in Acrylics on Canvas, producing wonderfully detailed paintings of Karoo and old country towns, portraying their unique South African Cape and Colonial architecture, with Shop fronts often brightly painted and bedecked in colourful signage.
Geoff Horne also produces exquisite Karoo landscapes and beautifully rendered coastal beaches and dune scenes, or Dunescapes, as he prefers to call them.
He will occasionally turn his hand to other subjects, such as realistic still life work, which he recently started to produce using a looser style currently popular with many realist painters. This style, which he has applied to some of his latest street scenes and shop fronts, has produced some amazing pieces of contemporary art.
Geoff Home’s paintings are widely collected, with some pieces being held in corporate collections of companies such as Afrox, Astrapak, A TKV, Comair, Deutschebank, Unitrans, Sasol, Steinhof, amongst others.
Since the early 1980’s Geoff Horne has participated in various group exhibitions at the following galleries:
The Sanderling Gallery – Johannesburg
The Lookout Gallery – Johannesburg
Cherie de Villiers Gallery – Rosebank, Johannesburg
Henry Taylor Gallery – Fourways, Johannesburg
Hyde Park Gallery – Hyde Park, Johannesburg
Gallery G – Benmore Gardens, Johannesburg
Crake Gallery – Norwood, Johannesburg
Since 2005, Geoff has held successful annual Solo Exhibitions at The Crake Gallery, in Norwood, Johannesburg.
2014 – Knysna Fine Art Gallery (Held at Gallery at Grande Province, Franschhoek)