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!
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
*Finalist in the Wildlife Category ‘Woodland Kingfisher’ – International Guild of Realism 2021 Fall Salon Exhibition
*The Drawing Guild ‘Degrees of Realism’ Exhibition 2021 – Home Collab, Parkhurst
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.
In 2020 I gathered a few amazing artists and founded The Drawing Guild to promote the art being done in the dry mediums of coloured pencil, graphite, pastel, oil pastel and charcoal.
Membership is free and if you’d like to know more, visit our website: www.thedrawinguild.co.za