Liesel Wessels – South African Portrait Artist2020-03-26T11:50:33+02:00

About Liesel Wessels

Hello, my name is Liesel Wessels, I was born in Bloemfontein, grew up in Mthatha and matriculated at Hoërskool Grens in East London.  Art has always been a passion since a very young age.  I’ve always loved drawing portraits and figures, but it was during my years at UFS that I realized that I had a knack to capture people’s likeness.

I do the occasional wildlife and I am also passionate about ceramics, but my biggest specialty is realistic Portrait & Figurative Art.  It is my goal and hope 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.

Little bit about my commission services:

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


Upcoming & Past Events

Latest Art Exhibition, Workshops and other Art Events

Liesel Wessels


  • +27 83 400 2864 / 083 400 2864


  • 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.