Mare Louise Smit has built her reputation as a distinctive and unique artist throughout her adult life.

After qualifying as a primary school teacher, she attended the Ruth Prowse School of Art, before returning to the Platteland where she married, raised her two children, and taught at a local school. Throughout her life she has pursued her passion for art, pushing herself to explore a wide variety of mediums from stone to clay, from cement to papier mache, from wood to resin. She has exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions, and her works are in private collections in South Africa and Europe. After her retirement from teaching in 2016, Mare Louise was free to immerse herself in her artistic journey. It is particularly fitting that in this, her first solo exhibition since retirement, she has chosen to explore the concept of time in all its facets.


Exhibitions : Hermanus –Walkerbay modern art gallery 2020

                        Seapoint – IKAT  gallery 2019,2020

                       Greyton -  Willie Jacobs gallery 2020

                       ArtB – Bellville art gallery      2019 ,2020

                       Langebaan – Solo exhibition at Pampoenhuis gallery 2019


In the past: Tulbach solo exhibition

                      Riebeek Kasteel

                      Cape Town  Mandela House

                      Stellenbosch Libertas

                      Wellington –Breytenbach Sentrum solo

                      Durbunville- Kunshuis  solo


 Mare finds her inspiration by observing people and their body language.

Nature plays a big role in her life affording her space and quietness to observe elements and forms.


81 Years Young. Cement Fondu. 21cms x 76cms x 17cms .R14 145

Reclining Figure. Cement Fondu. 47cms x 22cms x 20cms. R10 610