BRETTEN-ANNE MOOLMAN (1968 -) Bretten-Anne Moolman enjoys using art to communicate. Be it about natural and/or social commentary, quiet or quirky, her works are often layered with deeper meaning. She hopes to engage the viewer with intrigue and create awareness when needed. The Karoo was her stomping ground in her youth, so she has an inherent love for the landscape and the significance of water. Moolman’s preferred medium is either acrylic or oil paint. “The challenge has always been to create a work that is true to my perceptions, either a thing of beauty or a comment on human behaviour.” Graduating with a Fine Arts Degree from Rhodes University (1991), Moolman went on to complete a Higher Diploma in Art Education with three distinctions in 1993. Living in Port Elizabeth as a professional artist, she's also been teaching art to children and adults since 2000. She has held nine solo exhibitions, the most recent being About Rain at the GFI Gallery Port Elizabeth in 2019. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions over the years with the latest in 2021: Farmer's Almanac at The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek, Cape Town. Her works are in private and corporate collections nationally and abroad.