About the artist
My name is Wynand du Plessis and I want to thank you for taking the time to look around my online galleries and for your interest in my artworks.
I am a passionate photographer and used to focus exclusively on wildlife and landscape photography in Namibia (in Africa). My wife (Claudia) and I lived for over ten years in the Etosha National Park in Namibia where we worked as environmental researchers, and gained a deep understanding in, and love for, wild nature. We left our environmental research jobs in Etosha in the year 2000 to start our own business as professional nature photographers and publishers, and made a business of selling our photographs in our own products like art calendars, books, maps & guides to book shops and souvenir shops in Namibia and elsewhere. Our wildlife and landscape photos have appeared in numerous international magazines, and we received some awards in international photographic competitions. Our classical wildlife and landscape photos can be viewed at this website.
I have expanding my photography away from just nature photography to more creative photography that also includes man-made scenes or objects. During the last years I especially started to focus on producing digitally created photo art. My "photo art" creations are my own original photographs (most of my photographs were taken using a digital camera), that are digitally enhanced, restyled, combined and/or altered in a computer using various software & digital painting techniques, often involving many steps. The true original artwork is the final digital image on my computer's hard disk.
At the moment my main focus and passion is my digital bird artworks which are a combination of my fascination for art, bird watching, photography and painting. I have developed an unique style in my bird art that aims to capture the beauty of pure bird photography in combination with digital painting techniques whereby the bird photos are in harmony, and part of, an abstracted/impressionistic & graphic background. My favorite traditional painting simulation effects are impasto style & palette knife applications.
People viewing my art should be free to make their own interpretations and associations, and I prefer not to describe my art in many words on my website.
Please do not hesitate to contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (+49 841 97061192) if you have any questions. If you like to get in contact by phone, please consider time zone differences as I am living in Germany. The best time to phone me is between 10h00 to 17h00 (German time).
Your comments on my photo art will be greatly appreciated
I greatly appreciate comments on my photo art, especially my bird artworks. Just send an email to me telling me what you like (and maybe do not like). You are also welcome to write in your language of choice. I will use online translators to translate your message. Thank you in advance :-)