Since I can remember, all things art have captured me. My life has been spent learning, playing and absorbing creative expression. Mudcakes and colouring as a bairn, drawing, sewing and painting as a teen, ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, teaching as an adult. Mostly self-taught, I have had classes with prominant South African artists: Lorette Espi, Cornelia Smook, Hannes Van Zyl and David May; online courses with Virtual Art and AP Art training (US College Board).
For the past 12 years I have worked and lived as a professional artist and art teacher in a private and international capacity. As a teacher I have taught over 500 students (children and adults) to paint and draw, and have presented countless workshops (en plein air) in and around the Cape province.
Nico Malan Theatre Ceramic Exhibition Nov 1995; Cape Town Castle Ceramic Artsits Nov 1996; De Kraal Gallery Group Exhibition June 2011; Artists Studio, Paarl Solo Exhibition Nov 2011; Lindi van Niekerk Gallery, Durbanville Group exhibition March 2012; Artist’s Studio, Paarl. Kaalkuns: Group exhibition Nov 2012; Woordfees 2013, PJ Oliver Art Centre Group exhibition March 2012; soul.of.my.landscapes. Arno Carstens/Adèle Fouché Dec 2013; Adèle Fouché Gallery. Classics For All Festival. Solo exhibition May 2013; Woordfees 2014, PJ Oliver Art Gallery Group exhibition March 2014; Adèle Fouché Gallery. Classics for All Festival. Solo exhibition May 2014; Adèle Fouché Gallery, Greyton Red, Solo exhibition March 2015; Adèle Claudia Fouché Gallery, Hermanus.Fynarts Festival. June 2016; Adèle Claudia Fouché Gallery, Hermanus. Fynarts Festival. (with Nanette Ranger) June 2017;
Workshops Courses Tuition
en plein air workshops
Fancy painting outdoors as the fabulous Impressionists did – Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne? Adèle offers guided workshops outdoors.
Various printing methods are taught for the absolute beginner to the know-it-all artist.
oil painting workshops
Weekend retreats offering beginners – intermediate oil painting workshops at the artist’s studio in Hermanus, Western Cape.
A course that takes your knowledge on any artform to a new level. How to express yourself as an artist: creative and in depth, this workshop is not for beginners.
Art Teacher, Tutor, Artist
2010 – 2017
Ran and owned a successful art studio where Adèle presented art classes to over 300 adults and students. Worked as a Professional artist managing exhibitions and a gallery.
Best New Artist. Ceramic Exhibition, Nico Malan Theatre, Cape Town. 1995.
85% of Students attained A averages. AP average scores in the Top World Wide. Students entered into top Ivy league universities (SAIC, NYU, ULCA)
International Art Teacher
2017 – 2020
Adèle worked at BASIS International Guangzhou as the Upper School and AP Art Studio 2 D and Drawing Subject Expert teacher.
AP Art 2 D and Drawing.