Johannesburg

Karien’s Creative Cache

We first interviewed children’s illustrator Karien Naude of South Africa back in May 2009. Back then she was just starting, completely self-taught as an artist and working as a paralegal at a law firm in downtown Johannesburg. She was among the first students to sign up for¬†Make Your Splashes Make Your Marks.¬†Somehow we were friends […]

Karien Draws Dragons In Tolkien’s Original Land

Karien Naude taught herself to draw, paint and airbrush. Her native language is the Afrikaans of the Dutch Protestants who settled in southwestern South Africa in the 17th century. “The wildlife and nature are breathtaking and I love to go camping and take all this splendor in,” she wrote me in an e-mail back in […]