Hennie Koster is from Outeniqua beach and the oldest painting in his studio dates back to 1958. Ever since, he painted on and off where time allowed.


Since 2001 he took up the challenge on a more or less full-time basis. He did a four year course with Spies Venter at his art school in Greatbrakriver and came out of it with a mission to develop his own visual voice.

Eventually he realised that his visual voice is grounded in trees. Trees as the oldest living things on this planet. As he progressed his trees became “naked” with exposed roots, from where the title of his latest range “Naked Trees”.

Just as humans wanting to hide many things in our lives, trees do the same with surprising effect.