Expressionist artist Magrit Prigge resides in Pietermaritzburg, in the province of KwaZuluNatal.
Drawing and painting from an early age, dhe says "I have always been aware of the forces separating light and darkness, life and death; the forces of life around me and the cycle of renewal. Which is perhaps why most of my art will give the impression of something new emerging. I like to express what I see and feel in vivid colours and symbols".
Today Magrit works primarily in watercolour, with additional work in charcoal, pencil and acrylic. Her favourite artist is Marc Chagall..
Magrit's artwork can be found in private collections around the world, including Canda, Germany, Ireland and South Africa. All her artwork can be seen in her home or online.
Magrit believes that her artwork has an invaluable contribution to make to the world. She hopes the following:
"That my art will move people to meditate on that which is beneath the surface; that they will perceive that divine, life-giving force which is God in whom we have our being.
That people will exprerience my art as an expression of the Christ presence from within, and that my art may open the eyes of my fellow men to the understanding of a life of fullness and freedom in obedience.
To picture the new life in Christ in colour, composition, soul expression, spirituality - be it abstract or realistic.
To send love, light, hope and peace into the darkness of the human heart."
Magrit adds: "The scriptures that accompany my artwork served as inspiration, however I would like the audience to feel to make their own interpretations. "