Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Lizelle Engelbrecht is a contemporary painter, currently living and working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
An artist since a very young age, she sold her first painting at the age of 6. Lizelle has been working as a professional artist since 2009.
In between selling her first painting and studying Fine Art at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Lizelle was predominantly an artist specializing in figurative charcoal and graphite drawings. It was her move to Bangkok in 2011 which inspired the desire to pursue her painting career and changed her into an experimental painter.
Lizelle has worked as an Art and Design teacher in various parts of the world, including Thailand and Vietnam. Living in these countries granted her the opportunity to show her work through solo exhibitions to diverse audiences around the world.
The themes of her art are visual representations of her immediate surroundings, memories and personal experiences which translate to reflective abstract landscapes, nature subjects and imaginary compositions. Altogether Lizelle’s art has a unified underlying theme of luminosity and otherworldly charm.
Today, she is actively producing art in the Middle East and also runs her own private atelier studio, teaching art and design. This is a very exciting time for Lizelle, as she is exploring the next phase of her art work and is working towards becoming the first South African woman to have a solo exhibition in Saudi Arabia.