Hennops Blue had an amazingly successful art exhibition in September 2018 which raised funds and awareness for the Hennops River. 


 Work that was not sold is still available with a percentage of the proceeds going to the river.


Herewith a profile on the artists and their work.



Please e-mail hennopsblue@gmail.com should you wish to purchase their amazing art and support healing the Hennops River. 

Heike Taschner Jeske

Heike grew up on a rose farm, amidst fields of roses, rose fragrance and colours and studied fine arts including life-drawing, photography, ceramics and textiles with her biggest passion being sculpture and painting. As part of making art functional and bringing art and creativity into spaces, Heike graduated cum laude in B-Tech Interior Architecture.



Heike has lived and breathed the rose and has from a very young age cultivated new roses and creatively represented the rose in drawings,  paintings and massive sculptures. Her dedication and focus on the rose has also led to much research and development in the art of cooking with roses during her restaurateur career. As a director of Ludwig’s Roses and growing up amidst the roses and with the rose guru, Ludwig Taschner, she learnt that roses are an exceptional expression of beauty from the earth. She has a deep passion for sharing her knowledge in the form of talks and presentations as well as in her artistic creations.


Going back to being a true full-time artist, she is currently using her creativity and art expertise to fulfil a 2.5m Angel Gabriel sculpture commission in willow branches. She has supported The Hennops Blue Horizon NPO in various ways and was delighted to find herself picking the willow branches from a massive, strong weeping willow tree right next to the Hennops River. This has heightened her awareness of the need for healing of the river and she is elated to be able to share and exhibit her expressions of water for this art exhibition.

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Lee Templeton

Lee Templeton, born a Commonwealth British Subject, in Bulawayo, (Southern Rhodesia), Zimbabwe. She attend school at the age of seven beneath a Sagole baobab tree, at Chiredzi, a little pioneering village.  During her late teens, she relocated to South Africa with her parents and has since adopted South African citizenship.  Lee has two children from her first marriage, Nikki and Aldo. Now married to John Templeton, with two more children from his previous marriage, Romy-Anne and Nicola. All Lee’s artworks are marked with reference numbers, from Ref.0001. This reference number also indicates how many artworks she has completed to date. Her medium of choice is acrylic, applied to canvas using brush work and palette knife techniques.  Lee describes her art technique as contemporary impressionism. Today, after owning various businesses, Lee is finally able to dedicate her time to art.  “There, but for the grace of God, go I.” John Bradford

Alastair Crewe

Alastair Crewe is a digital artist, illustrator and animator. He also enjoys traditional art. Apart from visual arts, Alastair is passionate about music, which he plays, produces and teaches. He has a great love for yoga and functional fitness to enhance his martial arts practise. Apart from dedicating much time and interest to all these art forms, Alastair has recently graduated with an MA degree in social anthropology. As an individual who loves nature deeply, he could not resist the opportunity to be involved to help the plight of our waterways. Pollution of rivers, and by extension oceans and all bodies of water by human hands, is one of the gravest challenges affecting the human race. We need to individually and collectively strive to fix this problem.

Marieke Bos