Maria Magdalena

Hello, I am Magdalena. I am a small town girl, second daughter to a minister and pre-school teacher, who raised me to appreciate simplicity, art, music and literature.  Maria Magdalena is our traditional Afrikaans family name: second daughter named after the paternal grandmother. I cherish and share the name with two of my darling cousins.

Drawing is simply a part of who I am. It is how I express my love to family and friends. Never once did it cross my mind as a career path but when I look back now it all seems comically inevitable.

Sharing my illustrations with the world started in a small church in Cape Town where we auctioned off my first fine art print to raise funds. A month after launching my first collection it was picked up by bloggers and I was chosen as one of Africa’s Emerging Creatives at the International Design Indaba.

My brand is an extension of my heart and hands. Every single day that I get to call this my job is an absolute blessing. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to each and every person who has supported my illustration journey.