SA Medical and Education Foundation Fashion and Art Charity Benefit
2009 – 2012
Sembach Gallery, Hout Bay
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alma Horn is a South African artist, born in Namibia. Since childhood she was always drawn to express her creativity. While working as a clothing designer she acquired knowledge of figure drawing, colour and textures. In 1996 she completed her training as a graphic designer and has been active in this career ever since. This interaction with the advertising world exposed her to artistic and professional disciplines, focused on visual communication and presentation of ideas and messages. During her career she developed a unique understanding and perception of organized text and pure design elements such as shapes and color to unify a piece. Concepts and compositions are of the most important features of her work, which she expressed through image design, layout and illustration. In 2009 she took on Wilma du Toit, wellknown South African oil painting artist, as her mentor. Alma’s interesting compositions catch the eye by being bold and realistic while capturing the essence of the subject’s character with sensitivity. She experiments with different art styles, from hyper-realistic city views, ethnic-romantic celebration and more. Usage of art form and choice of motives are varying but primary attention remains focused on people and moods.