Alma Horn

Cape Town, South Africa

Alma Horn is a South African artist, drawn into art since childhood. She acquired knowledge of drawing, colour, textures and professional...

Alma Horn is a South African artist, born 1964 in Namibia. Since childhood she was always very drawn into art and while attending La Rochelle and Bloemhof Secondary Schools, she took art as a major subject. After graduating high school and during her B.Sc Mathematics studies at Stellenbosch University, she carried on expressing her creations in many ways and further studied Fashion Design at the SAACT. During her work as a clothing designer she acquired knowledge of figure drawing, colour and textures. In 1996 she completed her training as a graphic designer and has been active in this career ever since. This interaction with the advertising world has brought exposed her to a number of artistic and professional disciplines, focused on visual communication and presentation of ideas and messages. During her career she developed a unique understanding and perception of organized text and pure design elements such as shapes and color to unify a piece. Conceptual and composition work are of the most important features of her work, which she expressed through image design, layout and illustration. In 2009 she took on Wilma du Toit, wellknown South African oil painting artist, as her mentor. She also attends Life Drawing classes under Robyn Pearce. Alma’s interesting figural compositions catch the eye by being bold and realistic while capturing the essence of the subject’s character with sensitivity. She experiments with different art styles, from hyper-realistic city views, ethnic-romantic celebration and more. Usage of art form and choice of motives are varying but primary attention remains focused on people. She currently lives in Camps Bay with her two teenage children, Kyle and Nicole, whose influence is evident in some of her compassionate subject matter.

  • Age: 53
  • Joined: October 2009
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