"Since I can remember Art (in some or other form) was part of my life. I studied Interior Design (not decorating) at Pretoria Technicon (South Africa) after which I worked as a graphic artist for 11 years and painted in my spare time. I only recently started painting full-time and must admit; this is more fulfilling than I ever imagined it to be! I love realistic views, vibrant colors and prefer to work in Oil and sometimes Watercolor. My work tends to become decorative/ expressive at times but this gives a balance especially with the realistic approach I take. I choose subjects that relax and sooth I am inspired by nature and love atmosphere in any painting. I try to experiment as much as the medium let’s me and apply it either with a brush, palette knife, my finger or a combination thereof. Enjoy viewing my work as much as I did creating it!! 'He who works with his hands is a labourer. He works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, head and heart is an artist' - Saint Francis of Assis" - Tanja Jansen.