francois viljoen

This artist accepts commissions

Mediums Used

Francois Viljoen is a South African born artist, now lives in the south west part of Baden Württemberg, Germany. In many ways arts influenced and marked his life from the start. He was in a only Academic+Sport school with no art classes, This was quite frustrating, but then the creative process, esp. drawing, became a passion and big interest in his teenage years, following a long, weekly TV series called, “Quest for Romanticism”. He then started to draw, more and more. “It was like finding my call in life and meaning… Like bringing order to chaos, soul-wise“, he explains. Even as a teenager he communicated his experiences and understanding of life in graphics and sculptures. François paints mostly in oil, but also acrylic, sculpts with ceramic and plasticine clay, plaster, etc, casts in bronze or resin, and draws in many different media.

The inspiration for the The Bronze Bowl and Vessel collection, comes from a historical tradition through the ages, in many cultures, to fashion artistic vessels/bowls, using bronze. From e.g.. The “Singing Bowls” (Tibet, Japan, Nepal, etc.), the bronze bowls from the Ming dynasty, bowls/vessels from ancient Greece and Roman times to bronze bowls with Egyptian motives (found in 1849) in northern Iraq. My own Bronze Bowl/Vessel Collection features mostly “less familiar animals”, each with its own little story and design.

Sculptures by francois viljoen



1967 born in Vryheid, South Africa

1986 - 1988 studies: Interior design Technikon in Pretoria
1989 - 1992 studies: Teacher of arts Durban Teachers College

since 1993 teaching activities Westridge High School, South Africa
Heritage Academy, South Africa
Monarch Education, England
Select Education, England

Gymnasium Schönau, Germany
Gymnasium Schopfheim, Germany

FCS Liestal, Switzerland

1997 - 1999 Consultant and Tutor Shekinah Care Centre
Drugs and alcohol rehabilitation center
New Hannover, South Africa

1999 - 2002 Illustrator Human&Rousseau
Oxford University Press
Vivlia Publishers
Book Binders and others

2002 - 2005 Director
and art designer Ingwe Editions Fine Art Foundry
former bronce art foundry
Stellenbosch, South Africa


Much of his earlier art influences comes from the Romanticism and Symbolism movements. He says "The organic forms from created Nature in, esp.. Art Nouveau/Jugendstil, always fascinated me".

Public Works

A recent and new theme he started to work on/explore, is the global information age and its influence on common life and individual life today.


This artists work is found in the following tags on site:
Bird statue Bronze Bird sculpture Bronze Raptor & Sphere Statue bronze Raptor sculpture Bronze Wild Bird sculpture bronze Wild bird statues Functional sculpture Indoor Bird sculpture Small Bird & Sphere Sculpture Wild Bird sculptures wild bird statue Bronze Dish Sculpture Bronze Dish Statue Bronze Plate Sculpture Decorated Bronze Dish Sculpture Decorated Bronze Plate Statue Decorated Bronze Platter Sculpture Indoor Dish Statue Large Charger Dish Statue Wall Mounted sculpture Wall mounted statue Bird sculpture Kingfisher on Bowel Sculpture Kingfisher on Bowel Statue kingfisher sculpture Kingfisher Statue water bird sculpture Water Bird statue Wild Animal sculpture Wild Animal statue Wild Bird sculpture Bronze Endangered Species Sculpture Bronze Spider Monkey Sculpture Bronze Spider Monkey statuette Little Bronze Monkey sculpture Little Bronze Monkey Statuettes Little Primate Bronze Sculpture Small Spider Monkey Sculpture Small Spider Monkey Statues Bronze Shrew Sculpture Bronze Shrew Statue Elephant Shrew Sculpture Elephant Shrew Statue Indoor Elephant Shrew Statuettes Shrew Bowl Statue Shrew Bowl Statues Shrew Sculpture Shrew Statue Flock of Birds Sculpture Garden Bird statues Little Birds & Bowl Sculpture Little Birds & Bowl Statue Little Garden Bird Sculpture Small Bird Sculpture small wild bird sculpture Twittering Birds & Bowl Sculpture Bronze Bowel & Spider Monkey Statue Bronze Spider Monkey Statue Bronze Spider Monkeys Playing statue Little Playful Primate Statue Little Playing Monkeys Statue Spider Monkey Bowl Sculpture Bronze Bowl & Insect Sculptures Bronze Praying Mantis Sculpture Bronze Praying Mantis Statues Functional Beautiful statues Little Bronze Insect Sculpture Praying Mantis sculpture Praying Mantis statue Preying Mantis Bowl Statue Armadillo Bowl Statue Armadillo Statue Bronze Armadillo Statues Indoor Armadillo Bowel Sculpture Little Armadillo Bowl Sculpture Little Bronze Armadillo Sculpture Small Armadillo Sculpture Bronze Chameleon Hunting Sculpture Bronze Chameleon Statue Bronze Crawling Reptile Sculpture Bronze Reptile Indoor Sculpture Chameleon in Bamboo Sculpture Chameleon in Bamboo Statue Chameleon Statue Little Bronze Chameleon Sculpture Reptile Statuette Bronze Pangolin Sculpture Functional statue Indoor Anteater Sculpture Indoor Pangolin Statue Little Pangolin Statue Pangolin & Bowl Sculpture small Animal sculpture Small Anteater sculpture Small Pangolin Statues Vessel Statue Walking Pangolin Statue