Hettie Rowley was born in Bloemfontein in South Africa, where she studied graphic art. After graduating, she began her career designing for performing arts companies and the State Theatre in Pretoria. She soon expanded her expertise into fine arts and particularly into painting portraits, wildlife and fantasy scenes in a variety of mediums including oil, watercolour and pastels. She has exhibited at a variety of galleries in South Africa.
In 2010, Hettie came to Australia with her husband, and since then she has integrated into the Australian arts community, teaching and exhibiting in Perth. She is a member of the Watercolour Society of Western Australia and has served as secretary of the Joondalup Community Arts Association.
Some of Hettie’s work may be viewed on magickmirrors.com and her students’ work is displayed on her Art Classes site artclassesperth.com