Gina van der Ploeg
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In out all around, 2018
Archival inkjet image on Hahnemuhle German etching paper
29.7 x 42cm
Natalie de Morney was born in Cape Town in 1980 and raised in Elsies River, a township on the Cape Flats in South Africa. She currently lives in East London. She is a fine art graduate with majors in painting and ceramics from Walter Sisulu University. A successful civil engineer until, at the age of 33, she left that career behind to follow her passion of becoming the artist she always dreamt of being, since she was a little girl. After a year of exploring with little to no experience, she was led to joining a drawing class held by a retired fine art lecturer who encouraged her to go back to university and study fine art. Into her late 30s, she started tapping into her intuition and connecting to nature and the spiritual realm, capturing her introspective and healing journey. This led her to conduct her post graduate research on how to use art, spirituality and nature to heal. Her works illustrate her journey of healing and transformation.