Marli Steyl

I portray the every day, and want the viewer to have a sense of familiarity with my work.  I approach my paintings by matching the colour mixing to that of my subject and combining it with expressive mark-making techniques. I have recently explored the fragmented nature of colours and use layers of colour to build up shape. My preferred medium is oil and alcohol inks on canvas or paper. My artwork explores and deconstructs my experiences and lifestyle in South Africa – often depicting nature scenes inspired by hiking, or people in my community and our mundane moments.


I was born in Johannesburg in 1993 and received my BA in Fine Artis at the University of Pretoria in 2015.  After graduation, I moved to Cape Town, where I joined Side Track Studios to pursue a career in the fine arts.