Deon Venter exhibits internationally in leading contemporary fine art galleries. His work is included in the permanent collections of museums, national galleries, and notable public and private collections in Canada, the U.S.A., the U.K., Europe and Africa. Between 2002 and 2008, Venter’s paintings have been exhibited regularly at international art fairs on three continents. His unique content, method and use of material has stirred the interest of collectors worldwide. His critically acclaimed work has been reviewed in numerous newspapers and art magazines in Canada, South Africa and the U.S.A. Venter was born in 1953 in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. He graduated from Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design in 1976. He lectured at the University of Fort Hare, Republic of the Ciskei, and the Port Elizabeth School of Art and Design, South Africa. The artist immigrated to Canada in 1989 and currently lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, with his wife Kathy Venter, a noted ceramic sculptor.