Greta Matthews McMahon - Artist
Location: Riebeek Valley
Greta Matthews McMahon started her career as a set designer and props maker at the National Theatre of Namibia after receiving a diploma from the Pretoria Technicon in Theatre crafts in 1990.
She went on to study fine art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) where she majored in lithography.
She taught at Cape College in Cape Town and it was during this time that she worked towards her first solo exhibition at the AVA in Cape Town in 1999.
She moved to Ireland and Holland for several years where she held several successful solo shows and took part in a number of group shows. She was also a member of the Black Church Printmakers while residing in Dublin and focused on lithography.
On her return to Cape Town she ventured into the art of mosaic and opened a very successful mosaic studio as well as exploring and working with clay.
She moved to the village of Riebeek-West around 2007, where she now has her art studio, "Sophea Gallery & Studio"