Ilse Kleyn

Ilse Kleyn was born in Vanderbijlpark. Her father was a police man and her mother a hairdresser.

It was her dream to study art. But her father persuaded her to look at a more steady income and to join the South African Police Force. In 1990 Ilse joined the Police in Pretoria as a Police Artist drawing wanted criminals, stolen property, designing posters, pamphlets ext. After two years she relocated to Cape Town – still working at ID Kitt in the Police.

In Cape Town Ilse met her husband and they started a family. During this time she studied her Police diploma and soon were promoted to Captain. During her police career of 16 years she worked at various departments including Diamond and Gold Unit and Occult related crimes.

When the two babies got bigger, Ilse found more spare time for herself and picked up on her nearly forgotten dream of becoming an artist. Ilse’s husband saw great potential and took her work to galleries - this proved to be very positive.

Within a year the demand for her work was getting more and more – so much that she had to make a choice. She chose her dream and left the Police in Augusts 2006. With the help of her heavenly Father she proved to her earthly father that doing what you were born to do is a far better way to earn an income.

Ilse Kleyn's work can be viewed at her studio / gallery in Stellenbosch called Boomhuis Art Gallery

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PRAYER CRIES
Oil on stretched canvas | 1200x600mm.
   

THE WAR CRY
Oil on stretched canvas | 1000x900mm.

FIRST LOVE
Oil on stretched canvas | 1000x900mm.
   

VALIANT MEN
Oil on stretched canvas | 1400x900mm.

BY THE BREATH OF GOD
Oil on stretched canvas | 1200x850mm
   


SECRET PLACE
Oil on stretched canvas | 1800x1200mm.

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COME AWAY WITH ME
Oil on stretched canvas | 1000x700mm.

CROWN OF TRANSFORMATION
Oil on stretched canvas | 1300x1300mm.
   

DRY BONES
Oil on stretched canvas | 900x1000mm.

BE READY
Oil on stretched canvas | 600x850mm.

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