Born in 1979, Edward grew up and schooled in Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa and pursued his passion for art at school where he achieved numerous awards. He obtained a graphic design diploma at the Technikon Pretoria, and worked thereafter as a graphic designer. In 2004 he started painting as a full time artist and pursued his dream, allowing him to grow his potential and talent as an artist.Edward van den Berg

Working mostly in acrylics and drawing inspiration from the beauty within nature and the emotional artistic connection hidden within it, Edward depicts this in painting landscapes, still-life, wildlife, floral studies and life drawing. Edward is often commissioned by private art collectors and companies locally, and abroad, his paintings hang in many boardrooms and company atriums.

He was also commissioned to paint the 31 portraits of the Patrons and Trustees of the Kagiso Trust for their Legacy Wall which included Bishop Desmond Tutu, past First Lady Zanele Mbeki, Beyers Naude, Eric Molobi and the Rev. Frank Chikane. He has also been selected by WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of SA) to be part of the select group of artists who qualify to exhibit on their international Art for Wildlife auction site.

Edward enjoys the challenge of creating an exclusive piece for an individual through his unique style, and the way he sees and feels things, believing that this is the essence of true art.

“Art does not reproduce what we see, it makes us see, it makes you pause… for a moment, to captivate and stir your memories, emotions or thoughts, turn you to stone with its language of emotion, in this connection – that is an art and its purpose”