About Me

Magda de Lange - Traditional Artist I am Magda de Lange, a South African Contemporary Artist. I love painting flowers, landscapes and portraits of people and pets. I started creating art really when I was about Gr. 4. I was bored during holidays and drew a quick line sketch of William Shatner (T.J. Hooker). When I showed the sketch to my Mother, she immediately recognized him and started encouraging me to create more art. Since then I started making sketches and soon I even sold them to school friends. Read more about how I started creating art. Born and living in South Africa, I am married with two children. I was a computer programmer before I studied to complete my Diploma in Multimedia design in 2010, after which I started painting full-time. When I wish to relax, I love to read and play with my cat.

About My Art

Florence Lawrence Oil Painting I am happiest when working on Commissioned Art Portraits. I have also done landscapes, romantic scenery and portraits of pets on request.

When I don’t have commissioned work waiting, I love painting celebrities.

I love to paint the beautiful world created for us by God. My definition of pure joy is playing with colors, shapes, textures and contrasts. I find this is also very important to think of all these elements of an artwork when painting, even though sometimes rules are meant to be broken 😉

My Contemporary art would suit the decor of most homes and my portraits especially would be great for the entrance, lounge and even bedrooms in a family home.

Magda's Art Classes

Let's Paint Together Towards the end of 2019 I started fascilitating Let’s Paint Together events on meetup.com in the Joburg Connect group.

These events are held every second and fourth week of the month. Read more about them (and book your spot!) here.

I guide my students with drawing skills, color pencil work, pastel work, acrylic painting and oil painting.

My Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Maria Magdalena de Lange (born 1973, SA)
Maiden Name: Van Niekerk

Education

High School (1987-1991)
Ontdekkers High, Gr. 8 – Gr. 11 Florida High, Matric

Programming Career (1992-2000)
CUC, Entry Level COBOL Programming Examination, 1995
UNISA, Diploma in Datametrics, 1998

Artist Career (2005-)
University of Johannesburg, Multimedia Diploma, 2010

Publications featured in

Collections

  • Private Collections, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Private Collections, Alberton, South Africa
  • Private Collections, Vereeniging, South Africa
  • Private Collections, Rivonia, South Africa
  • Private Collections, Germiston, South Africa
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