"I grew up in a small town in the Karoo called Somerset East. A lot of my youth was spent climbing mountains, collecting interesting stones, and bits and pieces on neighbour farms."
" I became an educator of art after my fine arts degree at Rhodes in order to contribute to art education in a visually starved Eastern Cape, South Africa. I consider it a secondary calling to my first calling of making art, which is the sharing of my knowledge with others."
"As a fine artist the challenge has always been to create a work that is true to my perceptions, may it be a thing of beauty or a message about human interaction/ intrusion in the landscape."
Bretten–Anne obtained her Fine Arts Degree from Rhodes University in 1991 and went on to complete a Higher Diploma in Art Education with three distinctions in 1994.

Her work varies from figurative and contemporary images to commissions for clients. Her works are in private collections nationally and abroad. She has held eight solo exhibitions of which a highlight in her career was a solo, titled: Fragments of Land, at the William Humphreys National Gallery. Kimberley, in 2016

Current gallery representation
Grande Provence Franschoek.
Art It Is Gallery, Cape Town.
Art It Is Gallery, Gauteng.
GFI Gallery, Port Elizabeth.

She has participated in group shows in Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Textures Gallery, Cuyler Street Gallery, Ron Belling Gallery, Montage Gallery, the Athenaeum, ARTEC and GFI Gallery.

Selection and participation in curated shows nationally
Collective 2018, curated by Anthony Harris and Mike Spittal RK Contemporary, Riebeek Kasteel.
WoordFees 2017, curated exhibitions by Alex Hamilton.
Emergent , Curated by Jandre Pieters Art it is Gallery , Gauteng 2017, Assistant B.A. Moolman.
Modern Miniatures, curated by BA Moolman and Cedric Vanderlinden, Art on Target PE, National Arts festival Grahamstown, GFI Gallery, PE 2017.
Expressions 2010, curated by Anthony Harris GFI Gallery.

Previous Exhibition Representation
Cape Town: Everard Read, These Four Walls Gallery, Café Olympia and The Cape Art Gallery.
Pretoria: Pretoria Arts Association, Stuart Trent Gallery, Art Lovers 1932 Gallery
Graaff Reinet: Imibala Gallery.

She runs private art classes for students and adults from her new venue Art on Target at 2 Target Kloof, Essexvale in Port Elizabeth.

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