About me

Alanie Botha-Austin

About me

I am an emerging South African visual artist. My passion for art started at a young age and has been a constant source of joy and inspiration in my life.I used to doodle on everything and everywhere as a child. 

Art was my favourite subject throughout my school years. I obtained my BA Degree in Visual Communication at the Open Window School of Visual Communication in 2005.

I am currently a freelance Graphic Designer with over 20 years’ experience, working with various clients across different industries. My design career limited my time for fine art, but it did allow for a creative outlet. I only started painting and drawing again in 2020 as a hobby, but I realised In the beginning of 2023 that I had to set a goal for myself to start working towards doing art on a more full-time basis.

I entered a few international online and local competitions, mostly for encouragement to produce more art, for which I received various awards. 

I enjoy painting with oil, watercolour, acrylic, gouache and also drawing with pencils, pen, markers and pastel. I find that using a variety of mediums allows me to express myself in different ways.

My favourite subjects are animals and people. My artworks usually have a combination of impressionistic and realistic elements. I enjoy working texture and details through application of my paintbrush. 

I find that art not only allows me to express myself creatively, but also provides a sense of relaxation and mindfulness. 

I believe that art is a powerful medium to convey messages and emotions, and I am passionate about using my talent to inspire others. 

“The more we dream the better the chance of It becoming a reality”