Meet Aimee Kruger
Welcome to my online home! My name is Aimee Kruger and I’m the artist and business owner behind Garnet Rose.
After a decade spent teaching high school students, I took the plunge in 2019 and turned my side passion into my main focus. It wasn’t an easy decision as I absolutely loved teaching, but after a flare up of ongoing health issues, it was time to try something different. Garnet Rose represents a new frontier for me. I’m learning the art of business, honing my skills as an artist and finding that being a small business owner is not for the faint-hearted. But as much as it is challenging (especially during a pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns and restrictions), growing Garnet Rose has encouraged me to meet an inspiring group of artists and helped me learn a whole lot about myself.
As an artist, my first love is working with oil paint, but over the past year I have also been doing a lot of work in charcoal. South Africa’s rich animal and plant life amazes me, so this is the subject matter I’ve chosen to focus on right now. My hope is that my work puts a smile on your face.
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