Liesel’s love of nature and the flowers of the Western Transvaal where she grew up, is clearly depicted in her work. Soft oils on canvas, rich in shades and textures, give life to her paintings and a touch of pastel here or a soft line there, make her work so feminine it makes one feel like sighing with tenderness. Liesel already has 13 successful solo exhibitions.
Liesel believes that colour plays a very important role in the creation of a work of art since it determines the mood of the viewer’s emotion. “I have always been influenced by the old masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and all the classical artists and I especially like the combination of darkness and light, shadow and sunlight. Strong lines and heavy composition also influence me as well as classic still lives”, says Liesel about her work. She is fond of playing with negative space and the underlying tension between objects, and this creates a serene and flowing piece that calms the senses.