|Hannes is an artist who loves the scenery around Stellenbosch and the Boland. He is also inspired by the rich colours during flowering season in Namaqualand, the wide open spaces of the Karroo and the interesting coast line of the Western and Southern Cape. He mainly paints in a realistic-impressionistic style, but sometimes also experiments with abstracts. He is especially attracted to the rich textures of objects and their surroundings. This preference can be observed in his collages as well as his still life studies, where flowers, fruit, vegetables and other objects, each with its own texture and qualities of light reflection, is combined.
Hannes van der Walt’s paintings appeal to each person’s inner appreciation for the beauty of nature, but also call to mind the inconceivable wonder of God’s creation. Hannes’s work can be found in many private collections throughout South Africa, Australia, America, Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Germany, France, South Korea, China and New Zealand.