Hi, my name is Liesel Wessels. I am a Fine Artist, based in a little city called Bloemfontein (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 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 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.
- 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
Free State Art in the Park
Over 20 Local Free State Artists exhibited in collaboration with Volksblad Kos & Kunsmark
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 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.
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Feel free to contact me via whatsapp or email.
I am available from 1:30 – 5:00 pm on Weekdays.
Phone: 083 400 2864
Address: 9 Malan Street, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Please make an appointment if you would like to visit my studio.