Estelle Steyn is a South African artist known for the meticulous detail that her work displays. Her inspiration is from her love for nature, specifically wildlife, which she acquired while growing up in Zimbabwe.
Estelle was born into a family with a rich artistic heritage. She is related to the late, and well-known, Hugo Naude, who was famous for his works of the flowering fields of Namaqualand. Her aunt, Hettie Naude, won a scholarship that enabled her to study art in Paris, and in her own family, her mother and sisters are very artistic.
Her topics are mainly wildlife and bird studies. She uses colour pencils to capture the realism of hte animals and birds, and watercolours to create the softer backgrounds. She also paints with oils and acrylics on canvas.
Estelle has held exhibitions in Pretoria, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Dartmouth in Canada, and also at the well-known Spier Wine Estate and V & A Waterfront. Her work has been on display in galleries in Pretoria, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Stellenbosch, Somerset West and Cape Town. She currently exhibits at "Spence's Gallery" off the R44.
She has also done work for a leading stationery outlet in South Africa, which included a calendar of endangered wildlife and designs for writing paper, wrapping paper and cards.
A large number of her artworks are hanging on the walls of satisfied customers all over the world.