Inge Du Plessis

Inge Du Plessis

Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom

About Inge Du Plessis

I am a figurative oil painter with work in collections throughout South Africa as well as in Chile, Germany and the United Kingdom. I am originally from Cape Town, South Africa - where I Completed a Fine Art Honours Degree and have been painting professionally since 1999 after many years working as a cabinet maker, running my own design and manufacturing business.

After three successful solo shows and regular participation in group shows, competitions and art events, I moved to the United Kingdom with My family in 2009. I have taken part in various group shows in Berkshire while creating a body of work for my first solo show in England.

In 2016 I was chosen to participate in Sky Portrait Artist of the Year, which aired in spring 2017 on Sky Arts. I entered again in 2019 and went quite a bit further than the first heat - this will air in 2020 on Sky and Channel 4.

I continue to exhibit in Open Studio/Arts Trail events and groups, and although these events are wonderful in terms of local exposure and a valuable and encouraging way to engage with the public about my painting, I am hoping to be accepted into an appropriate gallery with a wider audience.


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) - University of Cape Town


Sky Arts PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2020: Currently airing on Sky and YouTube - Winner of Episode 3; watch the semi-finals on March 17 2020.


September 2019: Solo Exhibition as part of Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail.

March – May 2019: SKY ARTS Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 – Winning First Round; Finalist in Semi Final and goes through to the Finals at the National Portrait Gallery.

Easter 2019: Cookham Stations of the Cross.

September 2017: Participating by invitation – Group Exhibition at Norden Farm Arts Centre Gallery.

September 2017: Participating by invitation in Cookham/Maidenhead Arts Trail.

Easter 2017: Invited to exhibit in Stanley Spencer tribute Stations of the Cross Exhibition, Cookham, Berkshire

September 2016: Participated by invitation in Cookham/Maidenhead Arts Trail.

May 2016: Participated in SKY ARTS Portrait Artist of the Year – one of 3 finalists in the heat. Broadcast, along with exhibition at the Wallace Collection: March / April 2017.

April 2014: Painting selected to feature in Grand Designs Magazine

March 2012: Groups show (2 artists) Food for Thought, Burnham Park Hall

November 2010: Exhibitor– Maidenhead ART ON THE STREET.
March 2005: Solo Exhibition – Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

October 2003: Finalists – Brett Kebble Art Awards, Cape Town Convention Centre

December 2002: Rose Korber’s Art Salon at The Bay

May 2002: Group Exhibition Geograhics Millennium Gallery, Johannesburg

December 2001: Rose Korber’s Art Salon at The Bay

September 2001: Solo Exhibition, entitled Kodepraat at The Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

2001: Participate in Soft Serve event at The South African National Gallery.

March 2000: First Solo Exhibition at the Artsupermart in Cape Town – Title: Subtle Chaos

December 2000: Participate in Rose Korber’s Art Salon group exhibition.
August 1999: New Signatures Art Competition – winning 1st prize in Painting category