About the Artist

 SHARMAINE THÉRÈSA PRETORIUS [SHARM. T. P]

  • The artist was born, on 16 November 1963, in the Republic of South Africa. She has been residing in the Sultanate of Oman since 2010. Her pen-name is ‘Ilza’.
  • A prodigy with the gift ‘to see in the spiritual realm’ without any formal art training.
  • https://facesoman.com/the-essence-of-an-extraordinary-gifted-mind/
  • A synesthete trying to incorporate her experiences in order to live as normal a life as possible.
  • https://lifeasahuman.com/2018/arts-culture/art/holographic-memories-visualised-in-art/
  • She counts ancestors from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
  • The artist has been drawing for the past thirteen and a half years.
  • Skilled in neurological psychology, medical and forensic science, aviation mechanics, and management as well as multi-cultural mediation, negotiation, and adaptability, holding more than 600 continuing education credits, spread over safety and security, health, and emergency service fields.
  • The artist is CEO of her own company, specializing in research (data science) across various subject matter, mostly in cyberspace; as a service to a confidential client base.
  • This allows her to work flexible hours, as she has to continuously consider her health situation being a sufferer of the autoimmune condition: ‘Secondary Sjögren Syndrome’ with mixed tissue disorder. http://theweek.co.om/?p=2344
  • She sells her art by invitation only.
  • She completed one public exhibition in February 2018: ‘Enclosure Fathom Part 1’ and,  Enclosure Fathom Part 2 – will follow in December 2019 and 2020, across three different countries: Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUaTiHtf8bs Mallorca, Spain  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmdafYD2YyY and Mtsketha, Georgia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfllgjdMSX8 .
  • She signs her work on the bottom of each picture or photograph as well as at the back, and adds one blue rose to the end product – see (5520) A.
  • A holographic security patch sticker is affixed to each work upon its sale, unique to the artist, and securely coded.
  • References:
  • Hans Zimmer_ Now we are free /The Horse Whisperer/ fanmade.
  • Album: Gladiator
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrIL-0AtDY4