Thousands of Durban diners have enjoyed her fantastic chalkboard drawings over the years but few have known who is the artist behind the masterpiece. Maryke Viljoen is a commercial artist who has been blessed with a wonderful talent that brightens up an otherwise ordinary day.
Her work ranges from chalk boards and portraits to large scale murals and oil canvasses. She has been self-employed for 10 years and has relied purely on word of mouth as advertising. Her work is characterised by its bright and lively nature, her portraits are lifelike and her murals are realistic, transporting you to another world.