Fireflies by Catherine Holtzhausen

Art can add such warmth to a space as well as say a lot about your personality, never mind the fact that it can be a great investment if you have a keen eye. With such incredible local illustrators, we are so spoilt for choice when it comes to artworks to adorn our walls with.

Here are a few local illustrators you should know:

Fran Labuschagne

Fran Labuschagne is a South African illustrator and animator with a particular love for characters and colour and whose work is often inspired by playful themes and humorous notes.

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Nompilo Sibisi

An architecture student by day, Nompilo Sibiso, who recently collaborated with MRP as apart of their limited edition T-shirts range, is a Cape Town based illustrator whose relatable doodles deal with personal experiences and self love.

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Catherine Holtzhausen

Catherine Holtzhausen is a mixed media collage artist and illustrator. Crafted from hand painted paper, her lively figures celebrate a bountiful existence with a humorous and nurturing approach to the world.

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Imile Wepener

Imile Wepener is a Johannesburg-based multimedia illustrator whose medium varies from hand painted gouache pieces to digital prints. Either way we are in love with his signature dusty palettes and creative characters.

Seth Pimentel / African Ginger

Johannesburg born Seth Pimentel aka African Ginger is a multi-medium artist and illustrator. His unique illustrative style has gained the attention of major brands such as Adidas, Levis, Samsung and many more.

For more art related articles take a look at: Neman Nassib shares her tips for the first time art buyer hereJeanne Gaigher’s Latest Exhibit Opens at SMITH here and A Showcase of South African Illustration Opens This Weekend here.