Corlie de Kock obtained a BA degree in Fine Arts and Philosophy as well as a Master’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of Stellenbosch. De Kock continued her education in Hamburg, Germany, where she studied for two years under the guidance of Prof. Werner Buttner, a leading German New Expressionist. She has worked extensively as an art educator as well as a curator. Her work focuses on art as a visual language- a form of communication. The process and action of creating art plays an integral part in the meaning of her works. She is currently interested in visual images as narratives as well as the impact of the psychological state of the viewer in the interpretation of art works. The inner child and the psychological concept of the becoming child are important in reading her work. She is also interested in female identity and ecology.