Johan was born in Kimberley. He took his first art lesson at the Diamantveld High School, and later received several art awards. After matriculating he studied art extra-murally, and also completed his studies for a B.Com degree at the University of South Africa.
He presently focusses on still life studies and landscapes. His preference is to use bright, fresh colours in his work which gives an Impressionistic feel.
Johan has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in South Africa. He has also exhibited in Austria and twice in Paris. His works have been featured in
- Exhibition Cite International des Arts Paris 2006
- Salon D' Automne Paris 2007
- Exhibition at the Association of Arts Pretoria 2009
- Permanent art Exhibition Maluti Mountain Loge Clarens Freestate since 2009