‘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.
Discount only applicable on the two Tree woodcut prints
Vincent. Size: 18 x 15 cm. Media: Etching. ed 66/100
Price: R 2170
Walking Milkwood. Size: 15 x 19.5 Media: Etching. Edition 20/75.
Towering Over Ruin. Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. Ed 18/75. 26m x 39.5cm. R1935
Mopane Baobab. Size: 20 x 15 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint Edition 63/150. R1625
Rietbron Home. Size: 15cm x 10cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. Edition 13/75. R1535
Arboretum Arderne Gardens. Size: 20 x 14 cm
Media: Etching. edition 12/75.
The Dogs I Met Out Walking 3. Size: 14.5 x 10 cm
Media: Etching. Edition 12/150
Price: R 795
Karoo Farm House 5/30. Size: 30 x 21cm. Media: Linocut
Price: R 2 166
The Windmill. Size: 6 x 14.5 cm Media: Intaglio etching hardground aquatint. edition 28/75.
Shadows in the Water, Medici Pond. Size: 15 x 19,5 cm Media: Etching. Edition 21/75.
We are stardust. Edition 14 of 50. Handpainted linocut. 25cm x 35cm. R2170
Reflecting. Edition 11 of 50. Handpainted linocut. 25cm x 35cm. R1770
Wrapped in Klimt. edition 10 of 50. Hand painted Linocut. 33cm x 35cm. R2530
Over the moon with Chagall. Edition 13of 50. Hand painted linocut. 35cm x 25cm. R2170
Manet. Edition 10 of 50. Hand painted linocut. 25cm x 35cm. R1985
Half Time 10/50 Size: 35 x 25 cm Media: Hand coloured linocut
Price: R 1985