‘I love simplicity, clean lines, detail, and definition. Mood is an integral part of my message achieved through strong tonal contrasts in light and shade.’
Ackerman completed her BA (Fine Arts) & Honours by 1973 at Rhodes University with her major being painting. She is proud to state that she studied under Prof Brian Bradshaw, Prof Rob Brooks, Tom Mathews, Joss Nel and Neil Rodgers. Sh is a painter and printmaker.
Over the years Ackerman has travelled and lived in various places in South Africa including Mpumalanga, Southern KwaZulu-Natal and currently Somerset West. It is places in these provinces and areas that is seldom the subject of her work.
Being famous for her paintings and etchings, Ackerman recently explored more printmaking techniques and her work now includes reduction woodcut prints as well.
Ackerman did the book illustrations for A Gift for Madiba by Evelyn Benatar (the proceeds of this book goes to the Desmond Tutu's Children with Aids association). During April and May 2008 she was a resident at the Cite International des Arts in Paris.
Mopane Baobab. Size: 20 x 15 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint Edition 63/150. R1625
A Little Noiseless Noise. Size: 15 x 19.5 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint Edition 17/75. R2130
The Windmill. Size: 6 x 14.5 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. edition 51/75.
The Dogs I Met Out Walking 3. Size: 14.5 x 10 cm
Media: Etching. Edition 12/150
Price: R 1050
Karoo. Size: 15 x 13.5 cm
Media: Etching. edition 16/75
Robin's Respite. Size: 9.5 x 14.5 cm
Media: Etching. edition 38/75
Vincent. Size: 18 x 15 cm. Media: Etching. ed 79/100
Price: R 1990
Rosalina. Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. Ed 21/75. 26m x 35.5cm. R1625
Sunday Afternoon. Reduction Woodcut. Ed 16/20 35cm x 50cm.. R2440
Vondeling Station. Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. Ed 32/75. 35.5cm x 26cm. R1520
Mount Stewart Church. Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. Ed 36/75. 39.5m x 26cm. R1625
Arboretum Arderne Gardens. Size: 20 x 14 cm
Media: Etching. edition 12/75.
Rietbron Home. Size: 15cm x 10cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. Edition 30/75. R1735
Baobab Woodcut – collaboration with Simon. Ed 5/50 70cm x 50cm. R3970
Nguni II 27/150 Size: 15 x 20 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint R1770
Josh 24/75 Size: 10 x 7 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint R1050
Avenue Size: 15 x 19.5 cm
Media: Etching. edition 15/75