the artist

Coleen Williams is an artist based in White River, Mpumalanga.  Her home is conveniently close to the Kruger National Park, allowing many forays in search of inspiration and photographs for her growing body of mostly wildlife artworks.  She is inspired by nature and enjoys capturing the different colours, shapes and textures of our natural world in a variety of mediums.

Born in Nelspruit, South Africa in 1972, her younger years were spent in many different places, and only in 2005 did she return to her place of birth – the beautiful Lowveld. Coleen always had a passion for art and as a child spent many hours creating.  She excelled in art at school, but a graphic design career took her on a different creative journey. After running her own graphic design business in Gauteng for almost 20 years, returning to her roots rekindled the spark of her creative spirit and in 2018, inspired by an old drawing, Coleen’s inner artist finally convinced her to pick up her pencils again. She currently finds herself on an exciting journey of re-discovering her love for art. 

The years spent in digital design honed her skills with regards to colour relationships as well as composition, which enable her to digitally compose her ideas prior to painting.  Her beautiful paintings are characterised by an intense passion for colour and detail.  Whether its watercolour, pastel or graphite, Coleen’s artworks are a joy and the tender touch applied is evident in each piece. 

Awards and Recognitions