© Henriette van Staden 2021


My name is Henriëtte, and I love creating! 

It isn’t limited to drawing though, I used to be a professional wedding photographer and still enjoy grabbing my camera and discovering nature through my lens.  I am also a bit of a dreamer, an undercover foodie, a self-confessed nerd, wannabe runner and always have too many ideas and just too little time.

Nature inspires me, and I am blessed to call a farm in the Lowveld my home – a space I share with two almost-teenage boys, my very own Boertjie and a host of furry and feathered kids.  While I do love capturing the minute details of our indigenous animals and birds, I find myself also drawn to places and am exploring my memories in soft pastel landscapes.

Thank you for stopping by – stay a moment and enjoy the world through my eyes.  Have a question?  Leave me a message or send me an email!

Giving Back

I was blessed to be a finalist in the 2020 Wildlife Artist of the Year competition hosted by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.  A part of the proceeds assist the foundation in the amazing conservation work they do worldwide. 


*Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition 2020

*The Drawing Guild ‘Degrees of Realism’ Exhibition 2020 – Weylandts Nelspruit

*Society of Animal Artist International Juried Exhibition 2020 – ‘Peace’

*Featured in The Gallery Ring Best in Show Event Feb 2021

*Finalist in the Wildlife Category ‘Catching Flies in Paradise’ – International Guild of Realism 2021 Spring Salon Exhibition

Memberships and Accolades

* Professional Member of the International Guild of Realism

*Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists

*Best in Show for ‘Presence’ – Contemporary Art Gallery Online Show 2019

*Special Merit Award for ‘Presence’ and ‘Peace’- LightSpaceTime 2019

*Wildlife Artist of the Year Finalist 2020

*Best in Show for ‘Mozcow’ – Gallery Ring Animal Exhibition 2020

*8th Place for ‘Last Light’ – LightSpaceTime Nature Exhibition 2020

*Special Merit Award for ‘Yellow-Billed Hornbill’ – LightSpaceTime Nature Exhibition 2020

*Crystal Merit Award for ‘The Colour of Lush’ – Gallery Ring Animal Exhibition 2020


For the Artists

I am proud to be the Coloured Pencil Brand Ambassador for Artsavingsclub.co.za.

Aside from helping aspiring artists with queries I also enjoy contributing to the blog and am happy to be associated with this dynamic brand.