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A Brief Profile:
Hanli was born in 1970 in the Free State town of Bloemfontein . As a child, she kept herself busy drawing pictures and colouring in. She particularly enjoyed art class at school. In 1988 she won first prize in Die Rapport Reissegers best artist competition at her school. After school she relocated to Cape Town where she decorated the walls of a daycare centre and crèche with scenes from children’s animated television programs. After the birth of her children, she experimented with painting on fabric but her love and passion were now redirected toward her children. At the beginning of 2008 she rediscovered her passion for art.
In 2008 Hanli enrolled at the renowned Betzy Geldenhuis Art Studio in Kempton Park were She utilizes these sessions to develop various techniques in a variety of media in Oil paint.
2010 she discovered the art of Pewter, impressions in metal.
About her painting:
She works in semi-abstract to abstract style in various media including oil and acrylic on canvas. Some of her favourite subjects are African wild life, sea- and landscapes, animals, birds, wild flowers and buildings. She often paints from photographs but does not simply produce copies but adds her own personal touch. Some of her pieces are purely emotional expressions of colour and warmth. She loves vibrant colours and to make her paintings come alive. She is always open to new techniques and styles that can expand her creative ability.
Hanli lives in Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape were she enjoyed to be a full time artist.
I thank my Creator for this talent and my passion for art.
The Masters Gallery - Pietermaritzburg - 2008
Art Wise – 51 Blakestr, Riviera -2009
Arts and Crafts Rhapsody - Jacaranda Centre, Rietfontein - 2009
Porchie Art Galary - 786 Fredrikastr, Rietfontein - 2009
Kunstefees – NG Kerk, 24th ave, Rietfontein - 2009
Betzy Geldenhuis Art Studio - Kempton Park
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