Cindy Lotter was born 1979 and raised in the scenic city, Cape Town South Africa. Art always played a big part in her early life. From a very young age painting and sketching seemed to come naturally to her even automatic. Never having formal training, art always seem to run in her veins as her grandmother was an artist.
As young as 4 years old, she was already drawing on anything she could find. Her parents quickly realized they needed to get her the materials she needed to express herself - and spare their walls and carpets. Growing up she also had a love of photography documenting and capturing beautiful objects , nature and moments in time, whether on camera, paper or canvas.
After school she worked as an art supplies sales-rep and eventually as a graphic designer for many years. In 2001 she moved to Robertson - a quaint town in the Breede River valley - to peruse her art career full time. These beautiful surroundings have inspired her daily for the past 17 years and keeps her creative juices flowing.
She currently works form her home studio as a Graphic designer, Miniaturist and Artist of Oil and watercolor paintings. Not limiting herself to one theme, she enjoys painting a variety of subjects. Realism is her favorite style as she attempts to represent subject matter truthfully. She enjoys sharing her paintings and hopes that they evoke emotion, memories and the imagination of those who view them.
Life is so beautiful and short perhaps capturing these moments through art we can savour them a little longer.Cindy Lötter
Kelly Higgs was born in South Africa and grew up on a sugar cane farm in Zululand. Her artistic talent and passion was evident at an early age with a particular focus on flowers and all things botanical. She studied Graphic Design after school and worked in that field for a number of years. In 2003 she held her first solo exhibition of original paintings in Johannesburg which was an immediate sell-out. Since then she has had several more solo exhibitions in South Africa all of which have been extremely successful. In 2004 her work was accepted into the highly acclaimed Lucy B. Campbell Gallery in London’s Kensington Church Street where it continues to attract ardent buyers. Her paintings have rapidly become extremely sought-after.
Inspired by her passion for antique oriental wall coverings, Chinoiserie and floral patterns, the original idea was to paint pieces for the artists’ own home. The concept has developed into exquisite works of art, accessible to the public. The subject matter differs from that of her original paintings though it continues to portray her fresh and beautifully detailed style. Kelly’s paintings are highly decorative and there is no hidden meaning or abstract reference in anything she creates, the purpose of her art is entirely to delight the viewer.