I first started painting I was into surf art and eventually realized I
really enjoyed painting skylines and scenes. Messing with different
paints and going from oil to acrylic brought about these things that
kind of came out of accident.”
An avid surfer, Snyman says with a chuckle that his hometown
is where you see great white sharks jumping out of the water on
National Geographic. Even lingering threats beneath the surface
didn’t prevent him from practicing the sport most of his childhood
and adulthood. Today, his detailed wave paintings like Breaking Point
and Seaglass are images inspired by hours spent surfing Mossel Bay,
Nicaragua, California, and now Wrightsville Beach.
After living 27 years by the sea in South
Africa, Andre Snyman now surfs and paints
Wrightsville Beach. Above: One Summer
Morning, 30 x 40 inches, acrylic on canvas.