MY ART ISN’T JUST ABOUT
AESTHETICS; IT’S ABOUT
NARRATIVE.

Leonie’s art is not just a form of personal expression; it’s a medium through which she connects with her audience. Her unique creations are not confined to the canvas; they evoke emotions, tell stories, and inspire those who view them. With a keen eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to her craft, Leonie’s artwork is a true reflection of her passion.

+27 082 4498475

39 Woodlands Drive, Pinehurst, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7441

PROFILE

Experienced artist specialising in oil painting, oil and cold wax, and encaustic painting since 2004. 

Actively engaged in painting, selling, and exhibiting artworks in various local galleries. 

Successfully conducted online sales to clients from the USA, Germany, and China. Strong focus on narrative storytelling through figurative, allegorical, and narrative art.

AWARDS

  • 2023 – Top 10 Artists Artling – https://theartling.com/en/artzine/top-african-art/

  • 2023 – Featured Artist in Artsy Shark 

  • 1986 – Total Exhibition for Young Artists. Placement in top 10 nationally

  • 1986 – Rolfes Impressions.

  • 1986 – Potchefstroom Talent Festival: First prize

  • 1985 – Volkskas Atelier (now ABSA) Winner of Painting Category

  • 1985 – Young Artist Award

  • 1985 – Gregoire Boonzaaier Art Bursary, First prize

  • 1985 – Schweikcherd Art Bursary for Painting.

  • 1985 – Winner of Volkskas National Fine Art Competition

  • 1985 – Placement and First Prize in Fine Art Category

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2022 – CFA Artist of the Month Contest, USA

  • 2022 – Boldbrush International Competition, USA

  • 2019 – Boldbrush International Competition, USA

  • 2018 – Groot Constantia Gallery, Constantia, CT

  • 2018 – Bright Street Gallery SOLO, Somerset West, CT

  • 2017 – Freshly Brought, Wellington, CT

  • 2017 – Meerendal Art Gallery, CT

  • 2017 – Winter Life Exhibition, Fish hoek, CT

  • 2017 – Boldbrush August Competition, USA

  • 2016 – Freshly Brought, Wellington, CT

  • 2016 – Winter Life Exhibition, Fish Hoek, CT

  • 2014 – Art at Constantia, Groot Constantia Art Gallery, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, CT

  • 2013 – Rosendal Art Gallery, Durbanville, CT

  • 2013 – Die Meul, Philadelphia Art Gallery, Philadelphia, CT

  • 2012 – Die Meul, Philadelphia Art Gallery, Philadelphia, CT

  • 2011 – Junction Gallery, Johannesburg

  • 2011 – Bay Hotel Art Gallery, Camps Bay, CT

  • 2011 – Rosendal Gallery, Durbanville, CT

  • 2011 – Red the Gallery, Steenburg, CT

  • 2010 – Die Meul, Philadelphia, CT

  • 2010 – Camps Bay Hotel, CT

  • 2009 – Die Meul, Philadelphia, CT

  • 2009 – Orange Cactus, Table View, CT

  • 2009 – Gallery, Big Bay, Cape Town, CT

  • 2009 – Interview with CCFM

  • 2009 – Interview with RSG

  • 2009 – Die Meul, Philadelphia, CT

  • 2008 – RED! The Gallery, Steenburg Village, CT

  • 2008 – De Brak Gallery, Groot Brak, Eastern Cape

  • 2008 – The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay, CT

  • 2008 – Die Meul, Philadelphia, CT

  • 2008 – Cayman Islands

  • 2007 – Johannesburg Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show, Johannesburg

  • 2007 – RED! The Gallery, Steenburg Village, CT

  • 2006 – Darling – Evita se Perron – Solo Exhibition, CT

  • 2006 – RED! The Gallery, Steenburg Village, CT

  • 2006 – OBZ Cafe, Cape Town

  • 2006 – Interview with CCFM

  • 2006 – Interview with Tygerburger

  • 2004: Long Street Gallery

  • 2004 – Nonjingi Gallery, CT

  • 2003 – V & A Waterfront, CT

  • 1988 – Desire Resnick Art Gallery, CT

  • 1986 – Lichtenburg

  • 1984 – Potchefstroom

EDUCATION

  • FA(HONS)
  • Teaching Diploma
  • Graphic Design

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Founder and instructor at Lifeart School and Online Academy
  • I am passionate about horseback riding and an avid reader of fantasy and sci-fi books.

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