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Mariëtte has been practicing as a full-time artist since 2018, living and working in the picturesque village of Kommetjie in Cape Town. She has always been passionate about womxn’s empowerment and holds a Masters’ degree in public health. During her academic career she has written several research articles on various womxn’s reproductive health and rights topics.
Her art practice centres predominantly around printmaking. She is also passionate about the environment and strongly feel that creative efforts should make a conscious effort to minimise their environmental impact, so uses water-based mediums in her art making and strives to maintain a low-toxic and environmentally-considerate studio.
Her work is heavily influenced by her socio-political views and often represented from a feminist vantage point with a pinch of humour thrown in for good measure.
She became a member of The Printing Girls in 2020.