Our Artists: Elizabeth Tristram

Elizabeth is one of the busiest artists I have ever met! If she is not giving workshops, writing the best instagram posts out there or our buying watercolour paint (yes, she is an obsessive collector! :-), she is doing monotypes or beautiful oil paintings. She is also known for her exquisite miniature artworks. 

She is a Pretoria-based painter and printmaker, who did her BFA at Rhodes University from 2005 – 2009 where she majored in oil painting. In 2010 she shifted her focus from art practice and did her master’s degree in Art History.

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Elizabeth Tristram

After completing her studies, she started her own instructional design company that allowed her to be creative and pursue an illustration and design career. She started doing fine art full-time in October 2017 after a serious health scare left her evaluating what she really wanted to do with her life.

“Once I was creating work in a proper printing studio it took on a life of its own.”

Mimi van der Merwe gave her the opportunity to learn from her, and work in her studio where she soon discovered that she had ink in her veins. Elizabeth regularly participate in exhibitions and also hosts art workshops.

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