INARI DE VAAL
It is never too late to follow your soul's calling!
For many years I experienced an incredibly successful and fulfilling business career, but as I grew older and wiser, I realised there was a deeper longing within me, a burning passion to create art.
Having had no professional training, but blessed with inherent artistic skills and flair, I embarked on a journey with Joy Heyneke, a well-known Christian artist here in South Africa, who shaped and developed my skills, awakening my creativity in ways I never imagined possible.
I discovered that I love eyes and the deeply intimate expressions on faces and this may well be the reason I enjoy portrait studies so much. I work mainly in oils or multi-media expressing emotions and feelings of people.
I have a close connection with animals and this can be seen by looking at my horse oil paintings and large graphite drawings on white boards. I occasionally use pastels, simply because they create a soft, magical look and feel of an animal's fur, and enhance the gentle loving expression in their eyes.
I was born and grew up in the Limpopo province of South Africa alongside of the beautiful Soutpansberg, in a small bushveld town of Louis Trchardt. My father, Piet de Vaal, the local lawyer was also a well-known baobab and landscape artist and my love for landscape painting was definitely inherited from him.
I am presently experiencing the wonder of clay sculpture and ceramic paint art under the leadership of RoseMarie Lindström.
My art soul is satisfied!
INARIE DE VAAL
For further information one can contact Inarie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly on (083) 626-2361