David Wheildon Oosthuizen paints a wide variety of subjects but his main interests are capturing the wonderful colours and patterns of Nguni cattle, as well as the vibrance and intricacy of birds.
His work is mixed medium on high quality paper, and while the main source of colour is watercolour he also uses oils to blend shades and create highlights. The artwork is sealed with a varnish of his own unique recipe.
David chose to paint under his middle name of Wheildon and like his English ancestor, the potter Thomas Wheildon, he is an artist with a passion for developing his own technique.
David was born in Durban and educated at Hilton College.
After completing an art degree at the Natal Technikon he began work in the textile industry.
Whilst David paints a great variety of subject matter, his main interest is the Nguni cattle. In drawing reference from Nguni stud farms in Kwa-Zulu Natal, mainly Aldora Farm, in the Karkloof and Kwalalamvuba Stud in the Underberg area, the artist captures the wonderful colours and patterns synonymous with the Nguni breed.