About Kati

Interrupted by a life now in review, paper and pencils fell away for alternative ventures such as fashion design, special effects and beauty make-up artistry for film and television both as an independent freelancer and make-artist for Mac Cosmetics.

I successfully owned a boutique dog grooming business and designed haute couture outfits for my client pet dogs. I received  several 1st place awards in competitions and 1st runner up to a local Grooming magazine for best groomer in Colorado with my Shihtzu Bonnie at my side.

Upon retiring and selling the business, I returned home to South Africa and chose Cape Town as my anchor.  Here, my passion for helping wildlife rescue and rehabilitation non-profit organizations ignited my desire to help raise awareness and funds through art.  

Once the fire was lit, there was no stopping me! My artistic journey began with graphite but the love for color pencils quickly grew as my main medium of choice, with water color as my playground  “ I work uncomplicated yet strategically detailed, capturing natural moments to evoke an emotion to convey my interpretation of the unspoken message.”

Accomplishments

Degrees of Realism 2021 Exhibition: Best Wildlife Award: for original artwork “Walking Tall”. 

“Walking Tall” featured in South African Artist magazine’s Fine Art Calendar 2022/23

“Tips and techniques” article sponsored by Faber Castell Polychromos featured in SA Artist Magazine issue 66.

“Fine Lines” A miniature Art Exhibition 2022: Peoples Choice Award for “A Small World”

Degrees of Realism 2022 Exhibition

Platinum Certification: Bonny Snowdon Academy Colour Pencil Foundation Course.

Cape Fine Art Collective Kirstenbosch exhibition October 2023

Degrees of Realism – Hyde Park exhibition 2023

MASSA miniature Art Exhibition – Hyde Park 2023

Awarded :”Highly Commended for drawing” for ‘Striped horse, chilled’ by MASSA (Miniature Art Society South Africa) 2023.

Cape Fine Art Collective Kirstenbosch Exhibition December 2023

March 2024 – Fine art Gallery Namibia – awarded runner up artist of the year 2024

May 2024 ‘Art in the country’ Hilton Exhibit/The Drawing Guild Fine Lines Exhibit – miniature art exhibit

Memberships: 
The Drawing Guild of South Africa: Premium member.
MASSA – Miniature Art Society of South Africa.

 

Recent Events and News

“In the Shadows I rest” – an original artwork, commissioned and donated to WAW – Warriors for Africa’s Wildlife.

WAW is “a global group of crafters assisting the conservation of wildlife through various crafts to help orphaned wildlife”.

This piece was submitted to Zululand Rhino Orphanage as contribution toward a Gala Dinner Event held at Mavela Game Lodge 26/11/2022. The evening was a great success raising R122.000.00 from ticket sales and auction.