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Lerentia is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
Lerentia obtained her BA (Ed) Arts degree 1980 from the University of Pretoria. She completed several sculpting courses with renowned sculptor Charles Gotthard. Her work was exhibited on a regular basis in and around more intimate galleries of Gauteng. She worked as Charles Gotthards assistant before leaving for Europe in 1990.
She learned the craft of creating paper mache masks (cartapesta) used at the Venetian Carnival, and worked closely with a master craftsman in Florence Italy.
On her return to South Africa she relocated to Langebaan, Western Cape. For 4 years she managed and worked at the West Coast Arts Guild gallery, the Agios Nikolaos Gallery at Club Mykonos.
A memorable and greatly successful exhibition with 4 other artists (Five Feral Females exhibition)was opened and reviewed by Judith Mason in this period. She also received a prize for sculpture in 1996 from the Arts Association of Bellville
She ventured into the world of computer graphics as full time digital graphic artist and does book covers and illustrations for publishers locally and internationally.
Recently she has started combining and experimenting with various pure and base metal clay mediums. Using the exciting metal clay, which up to now has mainly been used for jewelry making, to enhance ceramics and mixed media sculptures.
Five Feral Females
Agios Nikolaous Gallery
West Coas Arts Guild
Bellville Arts Association
Artists market Association
BA (Ed) Art
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