Liezl was born and raised in Bellville, whereafter she graduated and qualified as a dentist at the University of Stellenbosch as the top student in her class, even though she never truly enjoyed the field. During her lecturing years at the University of Pretoria, she attended a congress in 1998 where she was exposed to the art of Dale Elliott during a workshop. She was so inspired that she signed up for a week-long course with Dale in Knysna. This was followed with an advanced art course where after her art career began.
Her love of colour and textures is clearly visible in her artwork. During her years in Pretoria she helped decorate homes throughout South Africa by selling many pieces through exhibitions, art dealers and galleries.
With her return to the Western Cape in 2011, she began her own medical aesthetic practice. That triggered her interest in faces and she has since been focusing on large portraits of women with specific reference to facial expression and colour. She brings out the softness in most of her paintings but also successfully demonstrates the strength and confidence in the facial expressions of women in a changing world.
Her other passion in life is flowers, as can be seen in her colourful abstract flower scenes.
Liezl’s Motto: “I want to see God’s beauty in people and nature Praise Him, while I live and create in His presence …and share that with the world through my art!”