Wendy Bookatz, also known as Wendy Lessick, was born in South Africa. She is an award winning Australian Artist who studied at the Johannesburg School of Art, and Commercial Art at Cape Town Technical College. Wendy has exhibited in many solo & group exhibitions including the Mosman Art Prize, the Willoughby Art Prize, the Royal Easter Show & the Waverley Art Prize. Wendy exhibited in the Fringe Festival and in an auction/exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales where both works were sold. She won the Pastel Award twice, the Local Prize and the Acrylic Prize in the Waverly Art Prize Competition and an award in the Modern Section in the Royal Easter Show. Wendy is happy to have rediscovered her passion for portraiture !!