Featured Artwork

Abstract expressionist painting "Delicious Hope" with bold brushstrokes, vibrant colors, and mixed media textures

This vibrant, large-scale abstract expressionist painting titled “Delicious Hope” exudes a sense of hope and life. The dynamic composition features bold, gestural brushstrokes and explosive bursts of colour that seem to dance across the canvas. Layers of chocolate-thick oil paint and cold wax intermingle with glazes of translucent inks.

This painting embodies the artist’s philosophy of embracing an abundant life filled with creativity, healing, and appreciation for the natural world. Through her narrative work, she aims to inspire others, particularly women who have faced similar struggles, to find strength and hope in the transformative emotion of art.

This work is a colourful expression of the power of joy in life, speaking directly to the soul.

This vibrant abstract painting, “Joy in the Morning,” is a powerful expression of raw emotion and energy. It showcases the interplay of bold brushstrokes and a dramatic colour palette that ranges from fiery reds and oranges to cool blues and purples. The artist’s bold, fearless technique creates a sense of movement and depth, inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the visual rhythms.

Through the lens of abstract expressionism, the painting seems to capture the essence of joy and vitality, transforming the canvas into a celebration of the human experience. Each stroke, each splash of pigment, tells a story of the artist’s own creative journey, allowing the viewer to embark on a transformative visual exploration.


My Journey

My art isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about narrative.

As an experienced artist specialising in oil painting, oil and cold wax, and encaustic painting since 2004, I have dedicated my career to crafting captivating visual stories that evoke emotions and inspire those who witness them. My unique creations are not confined to the canvas; they transcend traditional boundaries, inviting viewers to embark on a journey of self-reflection and discovery.

With a keen eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to my craft, I strive to create artworks that are true reflections of my passion for narrative storytelling through abstract, expressionistic,  figurative, allegorical, and narrative art. Over the years, I have actively engaged in painting, selling, and exhibiting my artworks in various local and international galleries, successfully conducting online sales to clients from the USA, Germany, and China.

My artistic journey has been marked by numerous achievements and recognition within the art world. From 1985 to 2023, I have participated in various international competitions, solo and group exhibitions, further solidifying my credibility and relevance. In 2023, I was honoured to be featured as one of the Top 10 Artists by Artling and as a Featured Artist in Artsy Shark. Additionally, my talent has been celebrated through numerous accolades, including First Prize in the Potchefstroom Talent Festival (1986), the Volkskas Atelier (now ABSA) Winner of Painting Category (1985), the Gregoire Boonzaaier Art Bursary First Prize (1985), and placements in the top 10 nationally in the Total Exhibition for Young Artists (1986), among others.

"My personal journey has deeply influenced my artistic voice. Having overcome challenges like Complex PTSD and abuse, I find strength in sharing my story to empower other women who have faced similar difficulties. Forgiveness paves the way for a vibrant life, a philosophy I actively translate into my artwork. I believe in embracing life's abundance, a principle I express through narrative art and my deep connection with horses..."


Explore the evolution of my artistic journey through sold artworks, organized by year. Each piece tells a unique story, capturing moments of creativity and inspiration across time. At the core of Leonie’s artistic practice is her personal philosophy rooted in positivity and forgiveness as pathways to an abundant life. 

Sold Artwork Collection

Leonie employs a diverse array of materials to achieve depth and texture in her work. Cold wax allows her to create thick, tactile layers that beckon viewers to experience the art through touch. Resin enables her to thin out pigments, resulting in translucent passages that reveal underlying truths. Gestural ink applications produce gossamer veils, hinting at the emergence of new life. 


Heiko, Kristin, Til and Jan - Germany

After much anticipation due to the photos we received, we were able to unpack and marvel at the picture yesterday. We are really totally amazed. The dramatic mood of the picture (created especially by the detailed sky, the composition in general and the effects by the shimmer of the wax layers is truly breathtaking. We are glad to have decided for the Encaustic Wax-technology and can hardly wait until the picture hangs framed on the wall. It is particularly valuable for us because we were now able to get to know the artist (of undoubtedly international class) as well as the person of Leonie.

Shawn Hoover - USA

I purchased “ I will watch over you” as a gift for my wife and couldn’t be more pleased with the exceptional quality, attention to detail and skill. Its beautiful and would recommend her paintings. She was extremely easy to work with and does excellent work.

Am Weinburg 5 star Hotel - Windhoek

Three large paintings were commissioned and completed for Am Weinburg Hotel.