Marelouise Smit has crafted her identity as an innovative and unparalleled artist throughout her adulthood.
After becoming a primary school teacher, she enrolled in the Ruth Prowse School of Art and returned to the countryside to start a family and teach at a nearby school.
Despite her busy life, she continued to explore her passion, experimenting with a range of materials such as stone, clay, cement, papier mache, wood, and resin.
She has participated in solo and group exhibitions, and her works can be seen in private collections in South Africa and Europe.
Now that she has retired from teaching in 2016, Mare Louise is dedicating her time to her art.
This solo exhibition explores the concept of time in all its forms, a fitting way for her to mark the start of her post-teaching career.