Elzette started dealing with chickens early in life. You will note they are almost a second signature in each of her paintings. Her passion for coffee shops is evident in her many cheerful works of art. She has won two awards for creative work; paints in mixed mediums and also sculptures in wood and clay. The atmosphere in coffee shops is an endless source of inspiration for her
She was born on the 5th of July 1966 in the Strand, Western Cape. She matriculated at the Strand High School. Elzette has completed 18-month course in ceramics. She started painting in 1990 and went full time in 1998. Her art teacher at Lochnerhof Primary School was her greatest inspiration.
Elzette is married to Johan and has 3 children, Johan, Stephanie, Jozette and a grandson Juan. Prof Hans du Plessis describes her work as a creative recreation of reality.