Born in Cape Town and raised in Mokopane, Jodie Loubser embarked on her artistic journey with a Graphic Design Diploma from the Tswane University of Technology (TUT) in 1998, guided by notable lecturers like Carl Jeppe, Anette Pretorius, and Lynette Ten Krooden.
Now based in Cape Town, Jodie’s artistic exploration frequently leads her to traverse the diverse landscapes of South Africa. Her passion for the country’s scenery is a prominent source of inspiration. Beyond the local landscapes, she draws creative nourishment from European Victorian interiors, architectural marvels, and the works of art’s old masters, including luminaries like Monet, Adolph Menzel, Gustave Caillebotte, and Degas.
Since 2012, Jodie Loubser has wholeheartedly embraced the path of a full-time artist. This journey offers her the liberty to experiment with novel techniques in applying paint. Her artistic repertoire effortlessly traverses realms of realism with a preference for soft, natural palettes, all the while honoring her deep appreciation for the impressionistic French influences, which propel her toward more vibrant, palette-knifed interpretations. The heart of her subjects remains veiled in a private realm of emotion, leaving viewers with a lingering memory of nostalgia. Each painting becomes a tapestry woven with stories and emotions, challenging the observer to unravel the memories encapsulated in each portrayal.
Jodie’s work has found a cherished place in private collections, both locally and abroad. Her art not only captivates the eye but also invites the heart to explore the intricacies of memory and emotion within each exquisite piece.
Artwork of Jodie Loubser exhibited at Crouse Art Gallery. Original art of more than 60 top South African Artists – Since 1999.