Laura Wenman

It wasn't until Laura went to the Johannesburg School of the Arts at the age of 15 that she really felt alive. There she felt she could express her deep thoughts and emotions freely through colour, paint, drawing and sculpture. After graduating, Laura went on to become a graphic designer for advertising agencies before transitioning into an illustrator.

At the age of 40, she took the giant leap from commercial art to fine art and immersed herself in painting everything from still-life to landscapes, urbanscapes and figures in various mediums including watercolour, pastels, acrylics and airbrush mixed-media. But where she really found herself naturally at ease was in portraiture, in which she now specialises, with oils being her chosen medium.

Laura paints for numerous world-class galleries in Cape Town and receives commissions from numerous international and local clients. Laura teaches fundamentals and drawing and painting from her studio in Cape Town.