“I am an artist not because I want to achieve anything, but because it is something that I am as a being of creation and creation is a primary function thus.”
Lioda Conrad is a Cape Town-based graphically trained fine artist with a love for Africa where she was born. The bush, the people and the animals contained within, are reflected clearly in her work. Her work is both sensitive and freely expressive of the beauty found in Africa. She had been described as an upcoming "force" with substantial value by some SA art masters who are calling it an important body of work.
With works hosted in private collections in the US, UK, Ireland, SA, and Switzerland, as well as numerous features in Galleries across South Africa and internationally, Lioda Conrad has a passion to give-back and support other emerging artists.
Female artists in Africa are less supported due to the political climate and heritage of the male driven society. Even as a struggling artist herself, she also still supports other artists and tutors or guides others and where possible exposes them to some publicity. She also teaches some students from the local informal settlement of Masipumelele in the art of drawing. She welcomes visitors to her home and studio for discussions regarding art or to watch her works in progress or to simply also sit and work on art themselves.