Riëtte Drevin is a photographic artist, born in Potchefstroom in 1991. She obtained her degree in History of Art and Psychology from NWU in 2012, and a diploma in Photography from Open Window in 2015.
With the exception of a little photography training, she is mainly a self-taught artist, experimenting with embroidery, alcohol ink, resin, watercolours and digital art, and often creates mixed media art combined with photography.
Chiaroscuro, i.e. the treatment of light and shadows, is present in her work and is influenced by art masters such as Da Vinci, Caravaggio and Rembrandt. The Rembrandt triangle is often visible in her work.
Her body of work mainly consists of portraits, in which she creates intimate sessions by engaging with her subjects on a personal level and working with their unique personalities which gives her work authenticity which the onlooker can identify with.