Maryke van Vlaanderen Basson
My constant throughout the past 40 years has been movement. Living in , experiencing and absorbing different cities and countries richness of language landscape culture sound and history. I neither studied art nor music at School but discovered later that I had a keen eye for detail, a passion for colour and curiosity about mixing textures and that I could sing. I began painting in Bonn, West Germany in 1986 continuing in Munich, Berlin, Bern, Madrid, Pretoria, Cape Town, and Islamabad in Pakistan. I have explored painting water colours, ink and wash, acrylic, oil, and making pottery and creating silver jewellery. I have now returned to South Africa and have settled in McGregor and hope to devote more time to painting, writing, designing jewellery, singing and my work as a Transformational Energy Coach.