Fawa Conradie studied architecture and graphic design. He worked in television and became one of the first 3-D animators in SA. He started a digital Special Effects, Animation and Editing company, THE WORx, in Johannesburg, which became SA’s premier facility.
Fawa moved to the Garden Route in the early 2000’s, and then to Stellenbosch for 8 years where he served as the Vice Chairman of the Stellenbosch Arts Association. He started the Stellenbosch Urban Sketchers 6 years ago and recently moved to his beach house in Buffalo Bay.
Fawa has been published as an illustrator and writer of both children’s and adult short stories, poems and prose. He makes art and presents workshops in various media: watercolours, drawing, sketching, ceramics, mono printing, Gyotaku, oils and mixed media.
He has always been involved on a voluntary basis with people living with special needs, offering art classes as therapy, organising fundraisers, providing private tuition, etc.
Fawa’s married daughter and grandson live in Bordeaux, France, his son lives in Cape Town. He has a border collie and about a 100 bonsais.
“I’m a maker:
I make art
I make ripples
I make mistakes
I make memories
I make do.”