Tobias Art

Art Gallery hosting the Art of Tobias Viljoen together with handmade pottery, soap, tshirts, placemats and other exclusively sourced Decor items.

Art Gallery co-owned by Tobias Viljoen and his life partner. His art has been exhibited all over South Africa and as far as the Netherlands (Schuivinge, Den Haag, & Amsterdam) and Belguim. His paintings are in private collections, spanning the world. In cities like, New York, Houston (Texas), Amsterdam (Compuware), London, and in countries like, Australia, Switzerland and of course in many homes in South Africa. Tobias also sources exclusive Home Decor elements that are sold amongst his own artwork Inspiration: Tobias is a graduate in Horticulture from Cape Town University where his overall love for things botanic started his journey into the art world and fed his creativity and inspiration for his landscapes. The rich colors of the South African landscapes combined with the rural elements, are the inspiration for his creativity in oils on canvas. His realistic approach and use of warm, vibrant colors contribute to his style which he describes as "easy" - because it flows without a struggle. He often goes to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have his senses put in order. Tobias' landscape compositions evolve from original self-photographed pictures. His fulfillment becomes reality when the flow of energy in his art is experienced by the viewer.

Operating as usual

Snow on the way across SA, Lesotho and possibly Namibia

Let's see if we are lucky this time around ... This is an advanced forecast this is likely to change

Shhhhhh..... We have to be more quiet than ninjas ..... 🤣🤣🤣 While he is waking up from a Sunday afternoon nap ... Let's post a couple of paintings that were available this weekend in Clarens. And then on request, this is what the gallery looks like from the outside and inside. New paintings and pottery tile sets, available on the website

The time has come, and we welcome all our dedicated followers and new friends. All new paintings are now available on Please remember that delivery is included only for our RSA customers.

Tuesday 23 June 2020, online -

The following was written by Chris Viljoen, partner at Tobias Art and custodian of our new centrepiece, fondly known as, Blue.

"Its like riding a bicycle!"
The old expression to describe something that becomes second nature and should be easy to do.

Join us as we take you on a journey back in time.
We have searched far and wide,finding a way to associate our journey with until we laid eyes on Blue.

Blue is a 1947 Humber English brand bicycle,complete with its own licence on day of manufacture,a roadster touring with a 22" frame specially designed to complete long distance cycle tours.

Today 73 years later Blue is still original and intact as its first day on the showroom floor except for the scars and scratches on its paintwork due to its long journey.

Blue found its way not only into our hearts but back onto a "show room floor" for all to see.

Everytime that we look at Blue,it will remind us at Tobias Art that we are blessed and highly favoured.

Thank you for being there on our long cycle tours as our cycling buddies.Times when we had to stop,stop to change a flat tyre,stop to fix a broken chain and times that we simply had to stop because the journey was hard,but never giving up!

Thank you that you were there to encourage,cheering us on and sometimes physically pushing us from behind.

Most of all all the glory be to the RACE MASTER who was and still is with us every single moment,picking us up,fixing and healing the bruises and scars of the cycle journey.
Thank you Lord for keeping us on our knees,to know that we are nothing without your Spirit inside of us.

Thank you Father for our given cycle talents that we can live out in your Holy Name.


It's a new dawn for Tobias Art and in spite of uncertainty looming, we still cannot afford, not to be ready. So, Ladies and Gentlemen, we present you with the 'new' Tobias Art. Clarens is still our home.
This is the outside ... Stay tuned, and we'll post pictures of the inside, soon.

Tobias Art

It's time. Brand new Tobias paintings. Please visit us at for more info.

Keep your eye on tomorrow, at 17:00. New paintings!! Big ones.

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[04/15/20]   Met baie tyd op hande, het ek in my aftyd ... 😁, die webwerf in Afrikaans vertaal. Die opsie gaan dan joune wees, om ons in beide Afrikaans of Engels te besoek. Kyk vir die AF (Afrikaans) of EN (Engels) knoppie.

Sou jy aankope doen op ons webwerf, is daar is ook 'n addisionele betalings opsie bygevoeg, wat dit nou moontlik maak om dadelik te betaal.

Moet ek iets vir jou hou? Sodat jy daaroor kan besluit of dit met iemand bespreek? Kontak my vanaf die kontak nommers en ek sal dit so op die webwerf aandui. Maar, ek sal dit net vir 24 uur op 'n slag kan hou, net soos in die galery in Clarens. As daar intussen iemand kom, wat die item wil hê, sal jy 'n besluit moet maak. Jy sal nogsteeds eerste keuse hê.

With a lot of time at hand, in my downtime ... 😁, I translated the website into Afrikaans. The option will then be yours, to visit us in either Afrikaans or English. Look for the AF (Afrikaans) or EN (English) button.

Should you make purchases on our website, there is also an additional payment option added, which now allows you to pay immediately.

Should I hold something for you? So you can decide or whether to discuss it with someone? Contact me from the contact numbers and I will indicate this on the website. However, I will only be able to hold it for 24 hours at a time, just like in the gallery in Clarens. But in the meantime, if someone comes up who wants the item, you will have to make a decision. You will still have first choice.

Set consists of 6 (15x15cm tiles) and retails @ R585 per set. You can place your order on the website Lockdown rules apply and we'll only be able to send once this is lifted.

It's a lazy Sunday afternoon. You-know-who is taking a nap. Time to be quiet like a ninja, and post this ... Lol! Free delivery on orders more than R1000, after lockdown ended. Only available while stocks last.

Herman is already in withdrawal. He cannot see himself not going into the shop this weekend. Therefore we have 40% discount on all paintings to ease his nerves. This includes delivery, after the 17th of April 2020, countrywide (ZA). View available paintings and and sizes on

Our dearest customers and friends. We are all affected by the Corona Virus, in some way or another. Please take to heart that you are not alone, we are all trying to cope as best as we can, in this trying time.

We will endeavour in this time to make use as best as we can to develop new lines in our existing products to make it worth your while to visit us again and again. We would also like to thank you for your support and continued support. Please watch this space. Stay safe.

To all our people maintaining essential services, we see and recognise your service to keep us safe. Thank you.

Now available on the website:
Website has all the sizes and prices
Delivery after 17th of April 2020.

Autumn Rhapsody | Tobias Art

Now available for viewing on the website: (SOLD) Oil on Canvas 50cmx1.5m

Coffee in a Pop-Art handpainted pottery mug.
Now available at Tobias Art Clarens and

[02/09/20]   Please take note that our main contact number has changed.
It is now

To conclude this week's posts, I have left the best (in my opinion) for last. The dimensions are 1520 wide x 1220 high.

The painting together with dimensions and price, is available on the website

This painting is now SOLD - Welcome to the family Elmarie Badenhorst

Today in Clarens ... as promised. These paintings, dimensions and prices, are on the website
To give you an idea of the sizes, they are both 1500x500mm - One one of the two is available. Open the post to see which one.

And so part 2 of the great stock build in Clarens continues, as promised yesterday. This has arrived today. All these items as well as their prices, are on the website
Watch this space for more additions. Tomorrow new paintings!

And so the great stock build starts again in Clarens. This has just arrived. All these items as well as their prices, are on the website
Watch this space for more additions. Tomorrow, more pottery and then NEW PAINTINGS!

Are you ready to see things differently? Visit our web page.
New items are loaded daily on

We wish to thank every single person, who helped making 2019 great. We look forward to doing business with you again in 2020. Happy New Year.

Now available in Clarens and on our brand new website:
Dimensions 2200x1500mm @ R13,750.00 - There is a special offer on the website, or press the WhatsApp button and chat with me.

Now available on our brand new website -

Just a little sneak preview of what is to come on our brand new web page. Not yet published. If you want to order in the meantime, contact me (Herman) via WhatsApp on 0789892559.

Tobias Art Pottery at Clarens

Tobias Art Pottery will be at Crafters Fair Christmas Market at Moreleta Park Pta from 30 Oct- 9 Nov.Hope to see you there!

'Promise in the clouds'. SOLD

Photos from Tobias Art's post

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