Two Old Pals with a love for All things Creative"
Kim and Liesa were at School together too many years ago to mention.... They are two adventurous souls that are also loud, sociable, creative and definitely slightly mad!
Kim's son studied Art for Matric as did Liesa's daughter a few years ago and the creativity, talent and sheer blood sweat and tears that these youngsters put into their art is simply too great to ignore. Their work is fresh, unique and uncontaminated by the constraints of adulthood stresses and realities. It was Kim's idea is that this talent should be given its own platform with a view to recognising this untapped creativity and sharing it with a wider audience than most schools are able to provide. Profits made from this project are a bonus as the childrens' art remains the priority.
The aim of the-art-room is to offer a student focused online Gallery to showcase and sell these truly inspiring artworks. We will also be focussing on disadvantaged communities, rural schools and charity groups, where there is a world of raw, untapped talent which deserves attention and recognition. Along with this comes the natural and warranted recognition of the expertise, mentorship and talent that Educators in the School environment give the kids. Kudos to all the teachers who support and nurture these Baby artists at all levels throughout their school careers.
Liesa is a Professional Photographer based in South Africa, and Kim owns and runs a Business Consultancy with one foot in Africa and the other in Europe. Together they are an indomitable team and through their persistence, hard work and the premise of honesty and integrity, the-art-room is set to change the landscape for school childrens' art.