|Born 1963 in Humansdorp, Cape Province|
An artist working in watercolour, oil, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, ink, pencil, pencil crayon, mixed media, ceramics, fibre glass and paper maché. The artist does landscapes, animals, still lifes, portraits, large murals and design horse jumps.
STUDIES : (1982-1983) Technikon OFS.
Finalist for the Volkskas Atelier Competition 1989 and 1991.
Finalist for the Brett Kebble Art Awards 2003.
Designed and sculptured a ceramic mural of 7m by 2,3m for the voyer to the entrance of the South African National Defence Force Section-Armscor.
Three of the artists pastel drawings were presented to the previous South African ambassador to America, Dr Franklin Sonn
The artist’s work can be found in private collections in England, Germany, Austria, Australia, United States of America, Singapore, and Ireland.
The artist is mostly influenced by the rythms of life itself. Different people, places and the variety of circumstances, caused by life itself, has a definite influence on Lizelle’s art. Her artwork becomes like photographs, visual recordings. It could be an inspiring Namibian landscape or just the backyard of a humble fisherman from Paternoster. Lizelle believes that God is the greatest artist of all times and He is the source of her inspiration, but apart from her faith in Him, art has now become her lifelong companion, her whole existence.
Ancient cultures and civilisations are a great influence in the artist’s work. There is also a definite influence of surrealism in the artist’s drawings as well as her sculpture. Growing up in the very untouched and natural environment of Namibia, has brought forward an element of surrealism in her work. Her parents introduced her, at a very young age, to the various rock formations of the Cederberg Mountains, the “Spitzkoppe”, Kuiseb Canyon Goanikontes and many other locations in Namibia, where the family would venture out to on safari, four times a year.
The artist reaches out to people within their natural environment where
they can spontaneously be themselves and where she can communicate with
them and have access to their different cultures. She enjoys communicating
with people from all races and cultures and art becomes her means of communication.
Artist: LIZELLE KRUGER
Title: Late Afternoon Merweville
Size: 20 x 35 cm
Price: R 14 000 Framed