Hi, my name is Liesel Wessels. I was born in Bloemfontein but grew up in the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape Area. Art has always been a passion since a very young age. I’ve always loved drawing portraits and figures. However, it was during my years at University that I realized that I had a knack to capture people’s likeness.
I do the occasional wildlife and I also love ceramics, but my biggest specialty is realistic Portrait & Figurative Art. One of my bucket list goals is to become one of South Africa’s (preferably the world) Top Portrait Artists. Currently, I am living in Bloemfontein and work from a small studio at my home.
Over the course of many years, I have created hundreds of commissions for people all over South Africa as well as overseas. Portrait Topics that range from babies, wildlife, couples, families, wedding, to classical nudes.
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My Personal Work:
My personal work deals with self-believe, and identity, especially regarding my daily battle as a Christian to realign myself to God’s word. It is also about God’s values in contrast to the World’s. I have sold my art pieces to collectors all over South Africa, as well as Australia, France, and Spain.
• 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, René Snyman, and Mariaan Kotze
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