South African artist, Liebet Jooste, spontaneously creates characters, plants and things within a wonderfully strange landscape. Through the juxtaposition of detail and simplicity, bright colours and monochrome, she brings to life a world where imaginations, both young and old, can wander freely. Liebet's passion for the ocean and the fauna & flora of South Africa, her love of gardening and keen observation of her pets, are what inspire her work.
Based in Pretoria, where she was born in 1983, Liebet obtained a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Pretoria in 2006. The following year she was a finalist in the ABSA L'Atelier, in 2008 part of the International Triennale of Contemporary Art in Prague and in 2012 she was the illustrator on Karen Zoid's album, Zoid Afrika.
September 2015 brought great excitement when she self published her first colouring book, entitled The Colouring Book by Liebet which was then featured in The South African Artist, Weg! and the Go magazines. It was also named one of Visi magazine's 'Picks of the Week' in December of that year. Liebetland: A Colouring Book is Liebet's next book and it's being published by and can be ordered from Imagnary House.