I was born in South Africa and studied for a BFA at Rhodes University with Brian Bradshaw. I lived in Northwestern British Columbia, Canada for 4 years and during that time opened an art gallery (with gift shop), and a working studio where I created and taught people to paint.
Although being a landscape painter using pastel has been a lifelong love, I now explore other media in an effort to express my thoughts and emotions which I feel very strongly about. This has been a voyage of discovery where I have found new dimensions I was only able to dream of in the past.
Attended Rhodes University Art Faculty.
Charles Gotthardt Ceramic Sculpture.
In South Africa I was a member of the South African Society of Artists (SASA).
I was commissioned by the Australian Artist's Palette Magazine to feature my artwork and do a tutorial for the readers which was published in Issue 74 in 2009.
My collage, "Scream of the Butterfly" was one of the Saatchi Showdown semi-finalists and became a curated artwork. I regard this as a great honour. This was subsequently featured twice by Saatchi and sold in July 2015 from this website.
My pastel painting "Infused With Stars" was selected as a curated piece in 2013 by Saatchi.
In 2017 Friesen Press published a book I wrote and illustrated and can be seen at www.stanzawiden.com
This took me 8 years to paint and write, an undertaking not to be taken lightly.
Mulberry Studio - South Africa.
Swellendam Art Gallery - South Africa.
Star Nation Art Gallery - South Africa.
Smithers Art Gallery - Canada.
Misty Rivers Art Gallery - Canada.
Hide Tide Gallery - Canada.
DeSerres Celebration of Leonard Cohen
Member of Edmonton Art Club