About Me


I love the variety and excitement in expressing myself through my work.

I was born on the last day of 1970 in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch. I have always felt that I was very creative and could achieve things if I set my mind on it. I have always loved working with my hands and creating things.


After  24 years in the clothing industry I decided it was time for a change . I longed for more freedom and made a huge change in career which included closing my  Bridal Design Studio after 21 years.

I am blessed to truly enjoy and to create works that not only reflect something of myself, but may also touch the lives of others. It is an extraordinary feeling to know that my artworks have found their way into many homes, locally and  in other countries and cultures.

While art is much of my life, I am also a wife, a soul mate, a mother and a friend – in this I am complete. I love to prepare healthy food, do health research,  travel, to engage with others and to capture people, their movement and the deep emotions that bring beauty to our world.

Susan Ellis