Ina Grobbelaar spent her growing up years in the northern city of Kimberley and obtained a degree in Fine Art at the University of the Free State before migrating to the coast. She and her family currently live in picturesque Noordhoek.
Choosing acrylics as her medium, Ina has become a well known and prolific professional artist. A limited number of her original works can be viewed at various Cape art galleries, while her print editions now number over fifty.
In her print series covering scenery from Bloubergstrand through to Cape Point, Ina celebrates the unique beauty of the region. The flora and fauna that form part of the delicate Cape biosphere too, feature prominently in this portfolio. Sharpness of observation bring scenes to life with a delightful precision and familiarity that can only come from a love of the landscape. From the rugged to picturesque, contrasting beauty is treated with equal vitality. Vibrant, sunny colours and the fresh clarity of Ina's palette make her panoramic views instantly recognizable and ideal mementos for visitors, both local and international.
In a new addition to her portfolio, the 'Bo-Kaap' series - depicting everyday life in the historic 'Malay Quarter' of Cape Town - Ina displays a naive, almost whimsical departure from her scenic work. Against the backdrop of Table Mountain, mosques and buildings loosely rendered in marzipan green, shocking pink and purple, line streets where locals ply their trade. This light-hearted approach appropriately reflects the spirit of a community where the sounds of minstrel music once echoed.