She holds a Ba/Fine Art (1995), Masters in Fine Art (1998) and a PhD in Fine Art (2015) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, and a Master of Philosophy in Ancient Cultures from Stellenbosch University (2001).
Her educational background reflects an approach to art-making as premised on a complete insight into her topic. The aim is not to be overly academic but to create artworks that appeal and are visually legible to an informed and casual audience alike. The playful aesthetics, use of colour, pattern and humour reflects the aim of creating something capable of conveying the creativity and artistry of ancient oral composition to a contemporary audience.
She has held four solo exhibitions and participated in various group shows.
Powell’s Patterns 2, 11, 20, 25. Woordfees, Stellenbosch (2020)
A Catalogue of Shapes. SMAC, Cape Town (2016)
Staff of the Department of Fine Art, University of the Free State. William Humphreys Gallery, Kimberley (2009)
Visual and Word Art from the Free State, Volksblad Art Festival, Bloemfontein (2008)
Gunshot Show, Biba’s Gallery Smithfield (2007)
The Tower of Elemental Memorabilia. The Reservoir at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemforntein (2006)
Selection of Free State Artists. Volksblad Art Festival (2005)
Wax-in-Art, Sasolburg (2003)
Hermetic Heresies. Galerie Gora, Montreal (2000)
A Homeric Catalogue of Shapes: The Iliad and Odyssey Seen Differently. Bloomsbury. London 2020
Homer’s Thamyris: Artistic Self-Awareness in Homeric Studies and the Development of an Empirical Methodology for the Study of Creativity The Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 4:2. (2009), pp. 221-230.