Anine Barnard was born in the Free State, South Africa. She obtained her professional training at the University of the Free State where she completed her Fine Art Degree, specializing in Graphic Art. She has participated in various South African, as well as international exhibitions. These include exhibitions in Belgium, the USA and Canada. A variety of works have also been sold to clients in Australia, Germany, France, Switzerland and England.Specializing in Portrait and Figure studies, she has worked from her studio at home for approximately fourteen years. Working in mixed media, pastels and etchings, she portrays her immediate surroundings and situations from everyday life.Her themes are mostly women in everyday experiences combined with animals.Her etchings have imaculate detail, and the vibrant use of color in her pastels is very unique to Anine’s style.
Anine currently lives in Cape Town with her husband and two children. Anine believes that Art is about expressing one's feelings and thoughts.
The source of her inspiration is the known and familiar world around her. Her work has a dreamlike, naive quality, evoking feelings of reminiscence and promise.