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Ann is a vibrant and prolific artist and author. She initially became known for her ‘ewe/sheep’ series of work. Whilst maintaining her ironic humour she has painted a number of other series of works, including her initial Palindrome series, ‘Zulu Lulu,’ ‘Dogs’ and currently a ‘Wild Life’ series.

A reoccurring theme in her work is a play on words and use of popular jargon. Her quirky, humorous, yet profoundly insightful art, allows the viewer not only to laugh at themselves, but to examine many of the absurd aspects of life.

She has written and/or illustrated 22 books, with 15 translations. Ann began to indulge her passion for painting more seriously in 1997 after winning the annual South African Art Society’s award for best acrylic artist. Since then she has been a full-time artist and writer.

She has participated in many group and solo exhibitions both locally and abroad and her paintings hang both internationally and locally.



“We are the canvas and, as such, are both the creator and the creation.” 

Ann Gadd from the Preface of The 2nd Collector’s Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa. *

*Chase Publications for the South African Institute of Artists & Designers, Cape Town, 2003

Gallery of Works


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