Santie Cronje

Santie Cronje 

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.