About Ann Gadd

about ann gaddAnn Gadd has been a writer and artist since the day she learnt to scrawl her first words in crayon across her bedroom wall. (An event her parents found to be less auspicious.) In 1997 she won the award for best acrylic artist at the South African Society of Artists annual event, which introduced her to galleries and convinced her to pursue her artistic as well as writing career.

Author

Ann’s first published book was released in 1988. The second book appeared in 2003. Ann has since authored / illustrated a further 23 books, (with 15 translations). Her subjects include the Enneagrams, self-help, art, travel, place names, esoteric books and her quirky sheep books.

about ann gadd holding some of her books

Artist

Ann is a popular contemporary artist with her paintings hanging worldwide and representation in nine galleries. In her 20+ year career she has exhibited numerous times both locally and abroad. Most notably at the Florence Biennale, Belfast, New Zealand, England (Brick Lane Gallery, London and Art @ Five, Brighton) as well as numerous galleries in South Africa. Her first solo exhibition was at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town. Her main series of works are:

  • Palindromes and Popular Icons
  • The sheep ewe/you series
  • Zulu Lulu
  • Going to the Dogs
  • Wildlife

Photo-journalist

Over the past 35 years Ann has written for various magazines. Initially as a correspondent for the Argus in the sport section covering boardsailing and yachting. Later she transitioned to self-growth publications (Renaissance, Odyssey, Natural Health) and parenting (Living and Loving. Currently, she mostly covers health issues and photo/travel writing. (Being in the African bush is a passion.)

Ann has had numerous articles written about her work. As a result, she has appeared on many talk shows and TV. (Although her most enjoyable claim to fame, was to be the guest ‘Agony Aunt’ for a UK woman’s magazine!)

Ann is also a prolific and accomplished artist. To date she has sales in excess of 5 500 paintings, both locally and abroad.

About Ann Gadd in General

Ann has had numerous articles written about her work. As a result, she has appeared on many talk shows and TV. (Although her most enjoyable claim to fame, was to be the guest ‘Agony Aunt’ for a UK woman’s magazine!)

Ann lives in Cape Town with her artist husband, a wildly enthusiastic retriever and two over-indulged, rather grumpy cats.

Credentials

  • Ann is a qualified Integrative9 Enneagram Coach
  • Author of three published books on the Enneagram and 22 other books
  • Student of the Enneagram for over 15 years with various teachers
  • Author of a further nine “self-help” books
  • Exhibited her art at numerous galleries during her career
  • Workshop facilitator on Enneagrams and other subjects for 30 years
  • Worked as an alternative practitioner for 12 years
  • ex Lifeline counselor
paint and brushes
art workshop
gallery exhibition
ann gadd at biennale
about ann gadd image of paint brushes
ann gadd painting