My name is Henriëtte and I am a Coloured Pencil and Pastel Artist…

Pictures and paintings have always fascinated me – I could never stop myself from walking right up to a painting and following the lines – marveling at the way someone could capture a scene, person or animal so realistically.  While I tried acrylics and oil painting and even graphite, none of these mediums seemed to work for me.  Pastel pencils found me quite by chance and I fell in love instantly.

Aside from drawing I also enjoy running, reading, spending time with my hubby and our boys and cooking.  I am blessed to call a farm in the Lowveld home and cannot help but be inspired by the nature surrounding us.

The Pencils
Art should last lifetimes, therefor I only use the highest quality lightfast pencils and pastels to create my original art.
The Paper
Longevity also depends on the quality of paper used, to this end originals are done on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm HP or Pastelmat paper and archival prints are printed on high-quality Acid-Free paper using an archival process.
Selected originals are for sale via the online shop and selected galleries – hours of work go into making sure every detail is captured and that each subject comes alive on paper.
Limited Edition prints are meticulously quality checked and available in various sizes. Each print is numbered and originally signed.

The Art

Art to be enjoyed!

Before I became an artist, I became a photographer.  Photography taught me how to see – to notice the way the light and shadow lends life to everything, to see beauty in everything, to revel in colour and texture.  In Art I am given the opportunity to share what I see, to give the minute detail in life as a gift.  How many times have you looked at the humble Impala, but failed to notice the cross on its nose or the long lashes framing its soft eyes?  It is my dream to share these simple , yet amazing details.

Artist CV

Society Memberships:

Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists


‘Say Africa’ Group Exhibition – The White River Gallery Dec 2019/Jan 2020


Special Merit Award – LightSpaceTime “Nature” Art Exhibition 2019 for “Presence”

Special Merit Award – LightSpaceTime “Nature” Art Exhibition 2019 for “Peace”

Best in Show Award – Contemporary Art Galley Online “All Planet Earth” Competition Nov 2019 for “Presence”

Wildlife Artist of the Year Finalist 2020