Piet Sauerman is an artist who grew up on a farm in Albertinia – Valsriviermond.
From a very young age, Piet tells, he was captured by the beauty of nature everywhere around him.
Still a young man, Piet started to collect paint used to paint window frames from the neighboring farms. Using any piece of paper he could find and the leftover bits of collected paint he started to create his first paintings.
Becoming a fulltime artist was not an option in those days. Piet worked as a magistrate for a few years and it was only after he got married that he took up his paint brushes again in 1964.
The family spent most of their December holidays in Vleesbaai on the Southern coast of South Africa. While everyone was holidaying and relaxing, Piet spent most of his time creating paintings.
Paging through his diary and looking at his art, through his photgraphic memory we as viewers are transported through time and space – a kindhearted artist with an amazing talent – clearly visible in the scenes he so effortlessly captures with his pencil and paintbrush.