Willie van Rensburg was born in 1963 and spent his childhood years in Vanderbijlpark where he matriculated at Transvalia High School in 1981. From there he went on to obtain his National Diploma in Graphic Design at the Vaal Triangle Technicon.
He re-located to Pretoria in 1994 where he is currently residing.
In his work Willie prefers to use acrylic, oils and mixed media. His style is impressionistic in essence, yet bold with the use of vivid colours. He favours African inspired themes but also indulges his passion for the na´ve and na´ve ethnic style.
His works ranges in size from miniatures to large canvases and it is noticeable in his work that he strongly influenced by his graphic design background.
Over the years he has held many successful solo and group exhibitions countrywide.
Willie has been commissioned by various major corporate institutions throughout South Africa notably the Vodacom head office in Midrand and Pentad Quantity Surveyors. His work also hangs in the ABSA Bank collection, Pretoria Art Museum, Polokwane Art Museum, BMW head office in Munich, Germany, the office of the former state president Nelson Mandela and in numerous private collections nationally and internationally.
2002 Solo Exhibition Acc of Arts Pretoria
2005 Solo Exhibition Acc of Arts Pretoria
2007 Solo Exhibition Acc of Arts Pretoria
2008 Solo Exhibition Alliance Francaise Pretoria
2009 Solo Exhibition Acc of Arts Pretoria
2011 Solo Exhibition Acc of Arts Pretoria
2011 Solo Exhibition The gallery at Grande Provence Herritage Wine Estate Franschoek