About The Artist

My name is Celia van Niekerk, I am a South African Portrait Artist.

I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember and hold a Diploma in Art & Design. I have been a professional photographer and the proud owner of Celia van Niekerk Photography for the past 14 years, but due to a shoulder problem, I had to hang up my camera in 2020. So, I decided to pursue my career in Art.

I regard myself to be very blessed to be able to lead such a joyous and creative life; I am thankful to the Lord for giving me the talents and means to do so and I am striving to make it my purpose to spread the joy through my art.

I work mainly in oil colour, watercolour and coloured pencils. I love painting portraits and people! I specialize in figurative paintings of children, oil portrait paintings and Christian Inspirational Art and coloured pencil pet portraits. I also do watercolour portrait illustrations and I have recently ventured into watercolour illustrations for children’s books as well as digital illustrations.

Apart from being a full-time artist, I am also a part-time Theology and Counselling student working towards my degree. I also present online art classes for adults and kids.

You are most welcome to browse through my website to learn more about me and my paintings, drawings and my work. I do have a few original pieces of art for sale in my online store. I am available for portrait painting commissions and custom orders too.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you require any information or a bespoke quotation.