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Wys tans plasings vanaf April, 2018

Maria's Story

I took my first breath in 1972 in the small town of Paarl in the Boland. My dad was a teacher at HS van der Walt Girls’ High and our family also lived on the school grounds. I am blessed to still have both of my parents in my life, my dad Willie and mom Raché Swart, and also have two sisters, Lézl Potgieter and Raché Gerber. My brother Bennie was born 14 years after me. We had a wonderful childhood, of which many hours were spent under the jacaranda trees and playing in the vineyards.

In 1980, just as I was about to start sub B (Grade 2), my family moved to Standerton. I found it very drab and flat, completely different to the beautiful Paarl that I was used to! At the end of standard nine (Grade 11), we moved yet again, this time to Heidelberg in the then Transvaal, where I completed my matric in 1990.

Early in 1991, I left my parental home to spend a year at the SA Army Women’s College. Right through school it was my dream to attend this college and I also wanted to study drama and ar…

Chris Venter

Almal het 'n storie. Chris Venter is 'n kunstenaar van Kaapstad, meestal bekend vir kinderboek illustrasies, maar hy droom en werk ook oor die grense, in nuwe hoofstukke van kuns en inspirasie. 



1. Vertel ons lesers meer van jouself?

Ek is ‘n Kaapse kunstenaar en illustreerder van kinderboeke. Wanneer ek nie illustreer aan boeke vir uitgewers nie, is ek besig om my eie kuns te maak vir uitstallings en verkope. Die uitstalling-deel is nog nuut. Dis nou eers my tweede jaar in daardie deel van die industrie. Die kinderboeke illustreer ek al vir 9 jaar en dis daar waar ek my passies begin uitleef het en my suksesse gevind het. Dis ‘n kleurvolle lewe en ‘n mengsel van moeilik en maklik.

2. Hoe het jy jou passie vir illustrasie ontdek en wat was van die grootste struikelblokke of hindernisse wat jy moes deurgaan om uiteindelik te kan doen wat jy vandag doen?

Die passie was altyd daar, maar ek het nie geweet daarvan nie. Dit het ‘n spesiale lektor en mentor soos wêreldklas illustreerde…