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Besides being a portrait artist and teacher, Willie also regularly accepts commissions for landscapes, seascapes and still life, of which some are larger than life. Painting mostly wet-into-wet (alla prima), his style leans toward being realistic-impressionistic. In painting and drawing he suggests detail to the viewer that is not visible. His philosophy is that the viewer or art lover should be invited into the painting, into the painting process and even into the world of the model or subject. This can only be accomplished by painting impressionistically, suggesting depth, movement and mood.

“I enjoy teaching people as all of us have a tremendous gift inside that needs to be harnessed. Most people are unaware of the talent that they possess and require a catalyst to unlock their potential. I love being that catalyst and opening up a new and colourful world for them. I delight in seeing the joy and excitement that people display when they discover that they can actually draw or paint a face with relative ease once given the tools to do so. I enjoy seeing them develop their talent and maturing into skilled portrait artists.”

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Albert 
Palette Knife Oil on Canvas 
50cm x 60cm

Hennerik 
Palette Knife Oil on Canvas
50cm x 60cm

Bokkom Cleaner 
Palette Knife Pastel on Paper 
60cm x 90cm

Just Rained 
Palette Knife Oil on Canvas
50cm x 60cm

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Aunt Geertjie 
Palette Knife Oil on Canvas
50cm x 60cm

Pelican Duette
Oil on Canvas
45cm x 60cm

Rough Seas 
Palette Knife Oil on Canvas 
40cm x 50cm

Gazing the Deep 
Palette Knife Oil on Canvas 
50cm x 60cm

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Red Gate
Palette Knife Oil on Canvas
50cm x 60cm

The Old Man
Palette Knife Oil on Canvas
50cm x 60cm

Exploring
Oil on Canvas
40cm x 50cm

Alette 
Oil on Canvas
50cm x 60cm

What Clients Say

..."As an artist I believe one can never stop learning. So after seeing Willie Jacobs portraits in the South African Artist Magazine, I contacted him and invited him to do a portrait workshop in Durban"...
- Nicole Plett

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