Catherine Lizette de Beer was born on 3 March 1976 in Durban, South Africa. She has been a quadriplegic since a car accident on 10 May 1997. After her accident she was cared for first by her mother, and then by her brother. Following the deaths of both people, she now lives in a residential home. Here she became acquainted with two VDMFK artists who have since died, Gert J. J. Olivier (scholarship holder) and Justice May (full member), who awakened her interest in painting. She took painting lessons for the first time in 2011. She prefers to paint her varied motifs with oil paints.
Date of birth: 03.03.1976
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2018