My art is concerned with change, decay and humanity's position in the natural world. The ongoing struggle to establish order and stability in an environment of constant flux, integration and disintegration, environmental degradation and rehabilitation, a world of paradox and tension. I use both abstraction and realism to express this.

James de Villiers - Artist


Some of the images which inspire my art

This page shows a selection of some of my more recent work.

I am working on several new sky and abstract paintings as well as a series of silkscreen prints. I'll be posting those shortly.

Upcoming group exhibition in Cape Town

Click on invite for details


For my paintings that will be exhibited click here

I am currently exhibiting paintings at

Eclectica Design and Art

179 Buitengracht Street,


Cape Town

A write-up about my work


Halifax Art

35a, 4th avenue,



Check here as well


Ritual Still life. 610mm x  760mm. Oil on canvas.

Auto da Fe. 1020mm x  760mm. Oil on canvas.

Sandstorm.460mm x 610mm. Oil on canvas. Recently sold.

Spirit of Tsunami 1. Oil on canvas 550 x 605mm x 25mm

Spirit of Tsunami 2 Oil on canvas 550 x 605mm x 25mm

Flowers at Martin Place. Oil on canvas 610mm x 915mm x 20mm.  Sold

Hung out to Dry

Oil on canvas

860 x 860 mm


Autumn. Oil on canvas. 152 x 122  x 5cm      Sold through Eclectica Design and Art

Marikana. Oil on canvas. 91 x 61cm

After the drought. 3 400mm x  1 200mm. Triptych. Oil on canvas. Commissioned work

Afternoon. 1 000mm x  1 500mm. Oil on canvas. Commissioned work