South African Artist, Hannetjie de Clerq
Her career started at the age of 18 when she exhibited her work for the first time. Her fascination for the purity of medieval iconography, interconnected with 20th century technology, social realities and the ambiguity of surrealism, is obvious. The preferred media that she works in is tempera and oil on canvas and her inspiration for the special technique she uses in painting, comes from frescoes and icons from the middle ages, especially Giotto’s work. Hannetjie de Clercq has been acknowledged as one of South Africa’s top artists by SASOL, where her work forms part of the impressive SASOL ART COLLECTION, where she shares this honor with other famous South African artists like Walter Battis, Maggie Laubser, J H Pierneef, Alexander Rose-Innes and Irma Stern.