Hi, my name is Liesel Wessels. I am a Fine Artist, based in a little city called Bloemfontein, that is situated in the heart of South Africa.  I specialize in realistic drawings and paintings of People, with a subtle Christian Narrative.  My preferred mediums are Graphite Pencils, Soft Pastels, and Oil Paint.  I work mostly from photographs, but love to do life studies when I get the opportunity.

My personal work deals with subject matters like self-believe, and identity, especially regarding my daily battle as a Christian to realign myself to God’s word. It is also about the identity of being a child of God, in contrast to the world’s view of what is perfect and normal.

I have art collectors all over South Africa, as well as overseas. In addition, I have created a wide variety of custom-made portrait commissions for customers, working mainly from photographs.

Education:
2002 | Private Art Classes @Ernst de Jongh Academy, Pretoria
2003 – 2006 | BA Fine Arts (UFS)
Art Workshops with a wide variety of Artists, including Pauline Gutter and René Snyman

Awards & Achievements:
4 Artworks selected for 2018 Best of Bloem Exhibition
2 Artworks selected for 2017 Best of Bloem Exhibition
3 Ceramic Pieces selected for 2004 Free State Ceramic Exhibition

CURRENT & PAST ART EXHIBITIONS

March 2019 French Market

Upcoming Exhibition at Villa Avianto's French Market in Bloemfontein

Best of Bloem 2017
Best of Bloem 2017

Selected to participate in the best of Bloem Exhibition at Kotze Art Gallery

2018 Best of Bloem Exhibition
Best of Bloem 2018

Selected to participate in the best of Bloem Exhibition at Kotze Art Gallery

Free State Art in the Park

Over 20 Local Free State Artists exhibited in collaboration with Volksblad Kos & Kunsmark

Our services

Pencil Drawing Portrait

Pencil drawings from sizes A4 and bigger. Created on 200gsm or thicker quality paper. Can work from a photograph or live model. Free delivery for customers in Bloemfontein. Can be delivered via courier to any where in South Africa or the World.

Pastel Commission
Pastel Drawing Portrait

Pastel Drawings from sizes A4 and bigger. Created on 160gsm or thicker Pastel Paper. Can work from a photograph or live model. Free delivery for customers in Bloemfontein. Can be delivered via courier to any where in South Africa or the Worlda

Oil Painting Commission

Paintings from sizes A3 and bigger. Created on either deep-edge canvas or canvas board. Can work from a photograph or live model. Free delivery for customers in Bloemfontein. Can be delivered via courier to any where in South Africa or the World.

What my customers say

We came across Liesel’s work on facebook,but because we live far from where she is based,we just had contact via phone. Despite of this,she totally delivered what we had in mind,even on short notice. She also sent us updates on how the piece was coming along,which was so great to see. Such a talented artist. We would definately recommend her. May your business be blessed Liesel!

Louise Lubbe Cockeran
Customer

Thank you so much @lieselart for creating this beautiful piece. Your services were amazing and so professional cant wait to work with you again in the near future #happyclient

Andisiwe Mdlazi
Customer

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CONTACT DETAILS

Feel free to contact me via whatsapp or email.  I am available from 1:30 – 5:00 pm on Weekdays.

Phone: 083 400 2864
Email: liesel@lieselwessels.co.za
Address: 9 Malan Street, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Please make an appointment if you would like to visit my studio.