Salomi Prinsloo is a South African artist, resident and working in the city of Pretoria. She was born in Standerton and raised on a farm in the district of Vrede. Growing up on a farm had a great impact on her life and her art. She has a deep love and respect for nature. Her connection with creation is evident in her choice of subject matter as she frequently draws on nature for inspiration. Her later works deal with fragility manifested in human life as well as in nature. Issues that concern her is the lack of respect for human life and nature in our society. These issues are frequently addressed in subtle ways in her work.
Salomi completed a four year Fine Arts Degree at the University of Pretoria and also obtained a teaching diploma. She has eighteen years experience teaching fine art and finds tremendous fulfillment in teaching and inspiring others to create works of art. She teaches matric art and runs a Visual Art Centre where she teaches adults.
Her painting style is characterized by expressive brush strokes emphasizing movement. She is also fascinated with texture and elements of nature. Her painting style allows for flexibility and continuous experimentation, and she prefers to work with acrylics and mixed media, considering her subject matter a vehicle for expressing emotions and experiences. She has had numerous exhibitions in South Africa and abroad and has conducted art workshops in South Africa and abroad.
Her work was approved for an exhibition of the South African Association of Art in 2002. She has regular exhibitions in New Zealand, has exhibited in London and had a Solo Exhibition at the Tina Skukan Gallery in 2003 and 2006. Salomi’s work is proudly displayed in corporate collections, as well as being selected by the Pretoria Art Museum for purchase by the Tshwane City Council’s Corporate Collection