Bets de Bruyn has been a sculptor and artist for as long as she can remember and has participated in numerous exhibitions since she became a serious artist.
She is the winner of the Old Mutual Sculptor of the year in Centurion in 1988 and has both sculptures and paintings in various overseas countries such as the USA in Seattle, Memphis, Round Hill Virginia, and New York, and in Europe in England and Belgium.
She participated in numerous exhibitions over the years of which the latest was a solo exhibition of paintings and sculptures, in the Centurion Art Gallery, in March 2015.
She moved to the Southern Free State in 2008 to enable her to devote all her time to producing and teaching art, and moved to Ballito on the KwaZulu-Natal coast in April 2016, where she will continue with classes and hopes the ocean will inspire in new ways.
She worked in ceramic clay, metal, Perspex, polyurethane foam, artist’s clay and currently in Wonderstone and Soapstone, wood, as well as found objects.
She paints in oils, acrylics and uses soft pastels, artist’s crayons and pencil and charcoal for drawings and sketches.
From 1985 to 1987 she was Chairman of the Centurion Art Society,
in 1988 Vice Chairman. From 1985 to 1988 on the Executive Management
of the SA Art Association.
Honorary member of the Centurion Art Society.
Public art: Memorial at Voortrekkerhoogte Hoërskool (1987)
I feel privileged to be an artist
My two daughters, the pride of my life.
My daughter Salome, and her family.
My animals are an intrinsic part of my life as I live it at the moment.