Born in South Africa, Mariska de Jager have always been intrigued by the human form and its flaws. Every face tells a story – whether that be fear, despair, love, hope, anxiety or dreams. She love the lines of the eyes and the way a person’s mouth changes along with their emotions.
Mariska’s aim is to capture these emotions and for the viewer to identify with the emotions she realises realise through her work, which reflects her own feelings and experiences.
Mariska now lives with her family in Cambridge and is a full-time ceramic sculptor and works from her studio in the Whitehall area.
“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye, it also includes the inner pictures of the soul. No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.” – Edvard Munch.
Mariska will have works in The Gallery, located in the Old Boys’ Pavilion.