South African Artist, Anny Maddock
Born in 1954, she started drawing people when she was old enough to hold a pencil and was considered a child prodigy. She matriculated at Rhenish Girls High in Stellenbosch and the studied fine art at Cape Technical College. After qualifying she studied Fashion Design and then into Textile Design. After her marriage and divorce she worked in fields as diverse as journalism, tourism, antiques and restauranteuring. At the age of 40 she and her daughter left the cape and started a new life in the little picturesque village of Lady Grey. In this rural setting, surrounded by mountains, nature and eccentric villagers, Anny rediscovered her art and become the commissioned portraits, there was not much time to produce her personal work, but what she did manage to send to galleries, was well received. She exhibited annually at the Grahamstown Festival with other Eastern Cape artists, but still maintained exclusivity through only working on commission.During 2002 Anny Maddock decided to dedicate herself fulltime to painting. Anny’s paintings are exhibited in selected galleries throughout SA and Namibia.