Santie Cronje-Original Paintings

 Santie was born in Pretoria, South Africa (1973). She studied Art at school from age sixteen and completed a Bachelors of Arts at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 1994.

Santie is an emerging artist, she lives with her two children, in rural Waikato outside the beautiful Towns of Cambridge and Te Awamutu.

She has developed a unique style of painting, influenced by a strong academic foundation in the History of European Art, Culture and Philosophy. Essentially a Symbolist, she seeks to express and evoke ideas or emotions through the images and objects represented in her art. She expresses subjective visions rather than objective realities.

These specific Symbols are a collection of images derived from past experiences, travels and emotions. Some of the Symbols are used metaphorically to represent the artist and others are used to capture the essence of her stories. Symbols are meaningful images or pictures connected to the artist's psyche.