Wild at Heart / Original / Early Work 2014
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"Wild at Heart" by Santie Cronje is an original acrylic on board set in an elegant dark wood frame. Created in 2010 this piece is part of Santie's retrospective collection for our Birthday show until 19 June. Retrospective works have been in the artist's private collection as investment pieces and some of her personal highlights and memories.
"Wild at heart" is my journey and my heritage. My South African Kiwiness, my story. One of my favourite pieces I have ever painted.
Size: (h)770mm x 615mm
Medium: Acrylic on Board
Originally from South Africa, Santie Cronje has called New Zealand home since 1999. Artist in residence and owner of Deciduus & Santie with partner Shane, she juggles a busy work - life balance. As a visual storyteller her paintings are closely connected to her life experiences, travels, thoughts and surroundings.
Formerly educated, Santie studied Art at school from age sixteen and completed a Bachelors of Arts at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 1994.
Her preferred medium is Acrylics, with its quick drying times and low toxicity. Her style has been described as “a delicate simplicity and elegance, which touches the childlike side of the heart” Santie is represented by a handful of selected galleries with her work held in private collections in New Zealand and abroad.