About Inge: I was born in Cape Town, South Africa on new year's eve 1968. Painting and drawing have always been my passion, since my earliest scribbles. I studied fine art after school, but, disillusioned from my studies, I didn't paint again until I turned 30, when I started painting full time. I took a break from painting when my son was born in 2005 until 2010 when he started school and am now happily painting every day. My paintings are stories about people - little film stills, some momentous, some capturing the instant before something happens. Sometimes I paint people as characters, set in a scene. I don't think of my own work as portraiture, as the 'plot' behind the subject is generally of far greater importance to me than an accurate representation or even an attempt to capture of the sitter.
Matriculated: 1986 D.F. Malan High School, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa.
Graduated: B.A. Fine Art at University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1990
Majors: Fine Art Painting and History of Art.
Trade test for the National Furniture Industry Training Board (cabinetmaker) successfully completed. (apprenticeship 3 years) - 1995
Technisa Diploma: N1 Furniture Makers Theory - 1995.
January 2008 November 2008 : First Year History Tutor (History of Art and Design) Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
January 2008 April 2008: Part time translator for Tuis Magazine (Interiors)
July 2000 December 2007: Art (drawing, painting, illustration), History lecturer at the Haute Couture College of Fashion Design, Cape Town
2006: Life Drawing teacher at VEO Gallry, Cape Town
February 2005 August 2005: Part time painting and drawing lecturer Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town<
December 2001- December 2004: Editor Artcore - Monthly online art, craft magazine
January 2003 August 2003: Part Time Art lecturer Cape Town College of Fashion Design
March 2000 -September 2001-: Painting and drawing lecturer (part time) at the Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town
September 1997 - 2002 : Part time translator (Afrikaans and English) for HWB Communications. (Press releases, press kits and articles, dealing with property and the property market, theatre and opera, IT and software and tourism)
March 1999 July 1999: Art Director for Deadtime at e.tv + Freelance Work: Art direction on television adverts
Jan. 1996 - June 1999: Managed own business: Inge du Plessis - Furniture Design & Manufacture.
Feb. 1995 Feb 1996: Cabinetmaker Waterfront Wood Company.