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Ann Gadd – Author, Artist & Reiki Master

Ann Gadd is the author of 15 books translated across many different languages and one of South Africa’s best-selling and most popular artists (with a particular fondness for sheep).

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After 15 years in advertising and design, tired of having the wool pulled over her eyes, she opted out and plunged into owning a health store, writing books, being an alternative practitioner, journalism and, most of all, painting quirky sheep paintings. She also ran art workshops and was the SA National Boardsailing Champion (in her spare time) while being a mother to her two children and several animals (but sadly, no sheep).


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Ann is mostly known for her Ewe creations found in a variety of products that are available on her EweForArt website.  She is responsible for creating the art movement known as Baabaaism, which reflects the social and intellectual preoccupations of sheep, using popular visual language.  In her various Ewe series, she has captured the unique South African humour in a series of prints.  But this is not where her art stops.  Ann is also responsible for the art of Zulu Lulu, Dogmatic, the Palindrome Series and more contemporary art.

She is, in her art, the caught gesture / court jester, using humour to focus on many of the foibles of our human experience.

Books & Workshops

Ann has authored a variety of books ranging from comedy to the art of Footology.

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She also facilitated “Create Yourself” Art Workshops for eight years to individuals and corporates, as well as workshops on various other topics, more recently, the Enneagram. She is a Reiki Master, Footologist, transformational counselor and speaker.

She has studied, counseled and treated people, using a variety of healing disciplines for over 20 years, during which time she has gained some profound insights into the human psyche.

Ann has an exceptionally rich spectrum of professional and personal experience, abilities and talents to draw from. Her overall expression is one of inspiration and change through consciousness and creation.

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