Laura Wenman


Born 1st Dec 1956 in Johannesburg.

Schooling: STD 9 and 10 the Johannesburg Art School for Ballet and Music

Tertiary Education: Cape Tech for Graphic Design Diploma

Art Classes: Ryno Swart

Workshops: Judith Carducci, Lesley Charnock.


I consider myself very privileged to be able to paint and teach for a living. Even though I paint landscapes, figures and still lives I have a natural leaning towards portraiture.

My preferred medium is oils because it is so compliant and versatile, for me it feels like liquid velvet.

When I start a painting it's like embarking on a journey. Yes there are peaks and valleys, easy and difficult sections but the experience is so satisfying because after every painting I finish I come away learning something new.

Seeing a blank canvas transform into a visual story never ceases to amaze me.

Through my style which is impressionistic at the moment, I do interpret my subjects rather than producing a frozen image. I prefer to make every person come alive by capturing their unique personality, character, soul and essence. I always paint to music, this keeps me in the rhythm from beginning to end. The feeling of anticipation is always present with every painting I do, strangely enough, this helps me to persevere

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