Wyn Rossouw

Wyn grew up in Durban and has always loved drawing, painting and just being creative. After a career in the sciences,

Wyn and her husband decided to settle in Cape Town and raised their three children. It is only fairly recently that Wyn

has been able to devote more of her time to painting and art education.

Largely self taught, Wyn is fortunate to have been guided over the years, by teachers and mentors, whose knowledge

and expertise continue to influence and inspire her. Play, experimentation and research help her to embrace many new

ideas and methods of working. Wyn has always lived in coastal towns and her love of nature and the sea side is

reflected in her art. She prefers to work directly from life and this gives a freshness and spontaneity to her paintings.

Wyn works in various traditional mediums, such as watercolours, oils, pastels, and also acrylics. She has explored the

creative possibilities of etching and printmaking. Wyn firmly believes that the development of excellent drawing skills is

the cornerstone upon which all art making rests. As such, she keeps a daily journal for sketching. Wyn regularly teaches

a drawing course. She enjoys taking part in various workshops encompassing different media and subject matter,

paints ‘en plein air’, and has attended life drawing sessions.

Wyn is an active member of the Constantiaberg Art Society and the South African Society of Artists, and, when invited,

gives talks, demos and workshops to members. She participates regularly in group exhibitions at Kirstenbosch

Botanical Gardens. In addition, Wyn is represented in art galleries in Cape Town and surrounding areas. Wyn was

accepted for a residency at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, in 2010. In 2012, Wyn became a Fellow of the South

African Society of Artists.

Wyn Rossouw