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Wendy Suzanne Troskie was born in Bloemfontein in the Free State and showed a very early propensity towards drawing and painting. She always wanted to be a painter and especially felt drawn towards the landscape genre because of her love for the Free State grassland vista's. She has early memories of her mother visiting Frans Claerhout and Stefan and Iris Ampenberger in Thaba Nchu who were prominent artists working in the Free State at the time.
She attended Art school at Port Elizabeth Technikon and later specialized in ceramics at Witwatersrand Technikon. She then pursued a career in ceramics and started a ceramics factory producing large pots and lamps for the interior decorating market. 

She met her artist husband Isak Troskie in 2011 and decided to return to her first love of painting full time and pursue a career in painting. The South African landscape was the subject matter still most attractive to her, especially the beautiful Cape landscape. 

In her own words "The Cape is unique for me in it's awesome grandeur and sheer scale of landscape and offers endless inspiration in terms of the combination of unique flora in the magical fynbos, magestic mountains and wild sea so unique to the southern tip of Africa. It has a beauty that almost makes one feel heady and overwhelmed and it is something of that I would like to capture in my Cape paintings. The wildness and pristine beauty of the national parks surrounding Cape Town are also a great source of inspiration."

She uses an open impressionistic style with an emphasis on the fresh impasto brush stroke which is placed once off almost similar to laying mosaics. Her colour palette is vivid and strong and she strives to convey a feeling of energy and vitality in her work. She cites Peerneef, Van Gogh and Erin Hanson as strong influences of her painting style. 


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Title: View Of Buffels Bay
Size: 74 x 74 cm
Media: Oil
ID: 26223
Price: R 8 600
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