Yola, born in 1972 in Kwa Zulu Natal, paints with a mastery of old masters’ techniques, creating ethereal and dreamlike images that blend realism and abstraction. Raised in an artistic family amidst nature, her deep reverence for the wilderness permeates her life and art. After earning distinctions in painting and ceramics from Natal Technikon in 1994, she painted in various locations, currently based in Scarborough, Cape Town. Yola’s exhibitions span local and international venues, including a solo show in the UK. Her portfolio encompasses compelling portraiture, and she’s presently engaged in projects inspired by Botswana’s wilderness and a collection delving into feminine mythic realms.