About Liesel Wessels

Hello, my name is Liesel Wessels. I am a Fine Artist, based in a little city called Bloemfontein, 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 range of custom-made portraits for customers. Topics varies from babies, children, couple, families to classical nudes.


•  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


•  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


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Liesel Wessels


  • +27 83 400 2864 / 083 400 2864

  • liesel@lieselwessels.co.za

  • 9 Malan Street, Wilgehof, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Feel free to contact me via whatsapp or email anytime.  I am available from 1:30 – 5:00 pm on Weekdays.  Please make an appointment if you would like to visit my studio.