About Lillian Gray Art School

Welcome to the online home of Lillian Gray (Pty) Ltd.   Lillian Gray is a multi-passionate artist-entrepreneur. Founded by Lillian Gray in 2016 the team has grown extensively since then. The business is multi-faceted. Please click on the area of interest to you below.

The Artist

Lillian Gray is a contemporary South African Fine Artist. She internationally recognised with international art exhibitions in London, New York and Florence. She believes in creating unique art pieces that will serve as art investments for her clients. She is a lover of business and art and loves empowering people.

The School

At our school, we offer weekly art classes in Johannesburg. We are suited for the beginner student as well as the advanced art student. We teach adults, teens , tweens and kids. We offer a broad range of other artistic events such as Paint NightsWorkshops, Art-Break-Away weekends to beautiful destinations as well as Corporate Team Building activities and year-end functions

The Shop

We have partnered with Art Savings Club – an online art supplies store to offer starter kits to our students. We also sell these bespoke Art Supplies at our studio. All products have been hand-chosen and used by Lillian. We have supplies for Watercolour, Charcoal, Pencil Drawing, Oil Paints as well as products aimed at children starting their creative journey. You can visit our shop at 82 Kessel Street Fairland Johannesburg Weekdays 8:00 – 17:00. Saturdays 10:00 – 13:00

Meet the team

Artist Lillian Gray standing next to her easel with a paint brush

Lillian Gray
Founder, Co-owner & teens and adults teacher

Lillian Gray started teaching art in 2015 and established the Lillian Gray Art School with her husband in 2016. They built the larger studio space and completed it in 2017. Lillian studied at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch Design Academy and Stellenbosch Business School. She is an international recognised artist with exhibitions in New York and London.  She is best known for her contemporary oil painting portraits.

Lillian loves empowering people through art, teaching them new skills and creating a love for art history.

View Lillian’s art on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Watch courses, interviews, and Art History videos on our YouTube channel.

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Adelle Jansen van Rensburg
Co-Owner & Tweens and Teens Teacher

Adelle is our resident tweens and teens teacher. She has loved art all her life and loves connecting with kids. Each week Adelle develops new skills in the students, whether in drawing, clay, linoleum or painting. Adelle encourages and builds step by step.

Adelle’s love for psychology and human development also comes in handy. She hosts our small corporate team building events. Adding a touch of conscious living exercises.  As stated, Adelle loves teaching kids art and she often hosts Kids Art Parties and Paint Nights at our studio with fun art themes like Mexican – Frida Kahlo, Starry Starry Night – Van Gogh etc.

See some of Adelle’s art on the website, Facebook and Instagram.

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The Team

Grizelda Liebenberg

Grizelda has been doing administration for more than 8 years.

She is the official ‘left brain’ in the office, ensuring all the admin is up to date.

She is the welcoming face at the studio and the friendly voice on the other side of the phone.

Grizelda joined the team on the 1st of September 2017.

Faith Honey
Marketing Manager

Faith is our Marketing Manager and Brand Manager for the Lillian Gray Brand and the Lillian Gray Fine Arts School.

She has a degree in psychology, literature and philosophy; her Honours in strategic brand communication and is completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

She is currently completing a course in Social Media management.

She has experience in teaching, administration, reception and marketing. She has been a part of the team full time since May 2020.

Patience Ncube
Art Teacher Ages 4 - 8

For the last year we have been preparing and upskilling Patience Ncube in order for her to pursue greater opportunities. She started doing additional course in 2019. She has obtained her certificate in au pairing as well as her certificate in pediatric to older child first aid. She has only done course in OT Development for Kids.

At the moment Patience has completed the following courses in art:

  • Child Development Ages 4 -6
  • Mixed Media Collage for Toddlers 
  • Lillian Gray Drawing Course – 12 weeks

With new learned skills in school readiness and occupational growth using art she is ready to help and have creative fun with our juniors.

Patience is in charge of getting all the hospitality aspects ready for our events. She is born and raised in Zimbabwe and has a diploma as a receptionist and in bookkeeping. Patience has been apart of our studio family for over 4 years now.

Photos of our art studio