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
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.