Artists in Porterville

Artsist Biographies

Some of Porterville's artists are listed below with their contact details.

Andre du Toit

After my first portrait I knew that I wanted to focus on portraiture. The painting process is demanding, but the relationship that develops between an image and myself makes it extremely satisfying. Every painting captures a different mood, feeling or moment.

E-mail: Cell: 082 656 3021

Carin Dorrington

Born Paarl, Western Cape, 1963. Ceramics - Studied Fine Art at University of Stellenbosch and received BA Fine Art (Hon(s)) HED degree in 1985. Art teacher from 1986 - 1993 at the Jack Meyer Art Centre in Paarl. Married and moved to Porterville, Western Cape and taught Art privately for 15 years. Currently working on slab built, high fired stoneware vessels. These vessels are highly decorative yet functional. They are inspired by totem poles and industrial architecture with an emphasis on bold colour application and geometric shapes.

E-mail: Cell: 083 635 1131



Christel Griffiths

Christel Griffiths (Manzi) woon 31 jaar in du toitstr 55 Hou van meeste forms van kuns .Mosaiek kom 1ste en is byna 10 jaar voltyds daarmee besig.

E-mail: Cell: 073 287 5940

Shui-lyn White

Shui-lyn White has lived and worked all over the world, from Nigeria where she was born, to England where she studied as well as Australia, Malawi, Ghana, and France before settling in South Africa where she currently has a studios in Cape Town and Porterville.

Born in Nigeria of mixed parentage Shui-lyn has a fascination in the role of belonging in the development and destruction of the individual. Working in a variety of media from inks and acrylics to charcoal and oils, her semi-abstract heads and figures question what is essential to being.

Shui-lyn has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in Johannesburg, Cape Town and New York. At present, she is due to exhibit work by invitation at the Royal Society for Printmakers Masters Exhibition in November this year at The Bankside Gallery in London. In February 2018, she has a solo exhibition at Rusten- Vrede Gallery in Durbanville exploring Presence and Absence.

Her work can be seen at her studios by appointment and at the Manz Art Gallery in Franschhoek.

Email: Cell: 083 456 3288 Website:


Lize Jacobs

Born in a small beach town called Blythedale on the coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, where she lived till she was 14 before moving to Cape Town. Started highschool in the Western Cape at Curro Durbanville. She is currently 18 years old and is in the process of taking a gap year before starting her university studies.

E-mail: Cell: 071 954 1179

Anneke Pasques

Gebore Kapenaar - Kuns en Grafiese Ontwerp studeer. Gee kunsklasse vir kinders Gr R -12. Werk in Olie, Gouache, ceramics. Hou van helder opgewekde kleure. Glo kuns moet jou gelukkig maak as jy daarna kyk!

E-mail: Cell: 083 457 2390


Marina Basson

Gebore te Moorreesburg. (Man was Porterviller). Was 40 jaar in onderwys. Het baie backdrops vir konserte geverf. Verf vir genot daarvan en is lief vir plaas- en natuurtonele.

Cell: 082 878 1227

JP Meyer

E-mail: Cell: 082 847 7254


Monique Nienaber

As someone who grew up in an artistic environment I was very fortunate to be able to enter the field of jewellery design and manufacturing. My father was a goldsmith, and although I toyed with the idea of becoming a vet, I eventually joined my father’s business for a 4-year apprenticeship.

I found I thoroughly enjoyed the design and manufacture of jewellery, it allowed me to combine my love of animals with stones and precious metals.

My inspirations come from the stones and materials I use and the expressions of the particular animal’s spirit. Their colour, feel, texture and shape tell me exactly what to do with them just as different fabrics inspire the designs they are made into.

With cutting-edge design and skilful craftsmanship my style is elegant, earthy, classy and modern. My jewellery is ever changing, every collection is a step forward, leaving the past behind. I am always exploring the next level. My customer is design and style savvy and has as a strong sense of individuality.

E-mail: Cell: 084 531 4506 Web:


Joey Koen

As a born and bred Bolander and former inhabitant of Redelinghuys I grew up appreciating and loving nature in all its facets. I also spent time in Namibia and all the earthy influences have helped develop a keen sense of flowers, portraits and figure painting. I have no formal art schoolling but attended various workshops. Art for me is like therapy, it calms and centers me.

Cell: 072 036 7147



Anneke Smuts

Anneke Smuts is gebore te Ceres en sedert 1981 'n Porterviller. Sy was van kunsbeen af al skeppend. Sy het 12 jaar formele kunslesse geneem en verskeie werkswinkels bygewoon. Sy doen opdragwerke vir instansies en persoonlike kliënte. Sy werk graag in olie, pen en ink en pastelle. Sy word geïnspireer deur mense, die natuur, gedigte en mooi musiek. Haar missie is dat haar werke net soveel vreugde aan ander sal verskaf as wat dit vir haar gee om dit te skep.

E-mail: Cell: 083 254 0940


Arenda Nel

Arenda Nel is a born and bred Porterviller with a diploma in Motion Picture Production Design and Film Make-up. Coming back home after a few years of adventures in the big world she aims to convey the message of love, positivity and consciousness awakening through her art.

E-mail: Cell: 071 493 4906