Jean Louis Du Preez
Jean Louis Du Preez
Illustrator & Digital Artist - aka "Brush of Galilee"
Dunedin, New Zealand


Jean Louis Du Preez - aka "Brush of Galilee" - New Zealand-based Illustrator and digital artist.

Illustration from children's illustrations, narrative, editorial, and book illustrations. My work is a mix of whimsical, fantasy, and comics with a warm pallet provoking and entertaining the viewer's imagination.

Brush of Galilee is my digital studio and is a celebration of creativity. As artists, we are constantly evolving and thriving to get better at our craft. I have written, illustrated, and self-published my own children's book. Art and design combined with a story, vision, or simple idea is an adventure that unfolds as the creation develops. This ensures constant fresh additions to my portfolio.

I live in New Zealand after immigrating from South Africa in 2014. I worked full-time as a tradesman for 7 years. During this time, I used my free time to self-educate and develop my craft. I now work part-time as a tradesman aiming to become a full-time illustrator.

Whatever walk of life you wander. Whatever spiritual path you follow. Whatever beautiful ancestral heritage you proudly represent. Brush of Galilee welcomes you in peace and deep respect.



2DDigital PaintingIllustration

Software proficiency

Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
Affinity Photo
Affinity Photo
Affinity Publisher
Affinity Publisher


  • Untitled
    • Book
      "The big bad bush fire" - Amazon
    • Year
    • Role
      Author, illustrator, designer
    • Company
      Brush of Galilee


  • Graphic Designer at Splash Magazine
    Hermanus, South Africa
    January 2009 - December 2013

    In-house graphic designer & illustrator.