It was at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia, that Lieze Meyer realised what an important role the interaction between different species play. The senses of bird and beast are on high alert and the slightest anxious movement of any individual alerts all around. In Lieze’s oil painting “Lucky Escape” she depicts the moment the helmeted guinea fowl flew up suddenly alerting the impala, and the crocodile went hungry.
Lieze Meyer is a trained graphic artist with a BA in Graphic Design from Stellenbosch University. She works with oils and uses a very minimal palette which results in calm, monochromatic paintings. With her graphic background, she loves drawing and starts off with loose charcoal drawing on the canvas which forms the basis of the movement and structure in the painting. Lieze strives to bring to life and make people aware of the beauty hidden in the not so often painted creatures of this world, telling a story or catching that fleeting moment with each painting.