Pieter Jacques Krügel (1958) was born in the eastern highveld of South Africa in the province of Mpumalanga. It was there that his love for nature was nurtured. Jacques’ childhood days was spent in a care-free environment and his family’s artistic interest and activities made a lasting impression on him.
After having matriculated, Jacques completed a national diploma in Graphic Design at the Pretoria Technikon, and for the following years he utilized his knowledge and skills in video production and artistic functions for a major national corporation.
Today, Jacques is a full-time artist, best known for his magnificent landscapes. His medium of choice is acrylic paint on canvas and each of his works reminds him of his place of birth, the open skies and endless vastness – the magic of South Africa.
“What I try to do is to portray something that is pleasant to my eyes, enjoy the language of colour and create energy by using strong contrasting colours”.
Jacques’ work can be found in private collections, especially those of major corporations in South Africa and abroad.