Artist and Deciduus Gallery owner Santie Cronje is a visual storyteller and her paintings are closely connected to her life experiences, thoughts and surroundings.
Originally from, South Africa Santie studied Art at school from age sixteen and completed a Bachelors of Arts at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 1994. New Zealand has been home since 1999.
Santie’s preferred medium is Acrylics, with its quick drying times and low toxicity. She uses thin layers and washes to create different moods and light effects. Her narrative pieces often depict Journeys and ‘life happenings’ influenced by her travels, a love for the Ocean, the Moon and Mother Nature”.
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.