A Bit of History About Heidi Beyers
Heidi was born in 1955 in White River, Mpumalanga where she grew up and completed her schooling. She then went on to qualify as a high school teacher, teaching German and French. In 1981 she married Otto and stopped teaching in order to raise a family.
Heidi always knew that one day she would paint and once the last of her children had started school she embarked on her art career.
She completed a diploma course in Fine Art in 1997 at the Open Window Art Academy in Pretoria and has been painting and attending workshops ever since.
The Art Teacher
Heidi teaches art and hosts workshops from her home in Midrand in all media as well as ceramic and fabric painting, mosaic and decoupage.
Heidi has also held numerous 4-day art courses in the past 6 years: these have been in Barberton, Knysna, Midrand, White River & Nelspruit, Ficksburg, Somerset West and Britannia Bay.
She enjoys painting landscapes, still life, portraits and animals although her real passion is the painting of the human figure. Heidi acknowledges that her talent is entirely God-given and she aims to portray the beauty and splendour of God’s creation in her paintings.
Much of Heidi’s work is commission-based however she also exhibits and sells her work from a number of galleries in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the Western Cape, Garden Route and from her home studio in Midrand, South Africa.