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Veronica Coetzer is a multi award winning photographer and artist who lives in Pretoria South Africa.

Most of Veronica’s time is spent leading photographic safari’s from the two Coetzer Nature Photography custom built photographic boats that are permanently housed on the Chobe River in Northern Botswana, two photographic vehicles that regularly travel to remote wildlife areas in Northern Namibia and the Masai Mara in Kenya and annual trips to Alaska to photograph the bears.

Veronica has developed an uncanny ability to understand and predict animal behavior and has developed an extensive catalogue of amazing wildlife images. She has represented South Africa on two occasions in the FIAP Biannual Wildlife Competition and one of her images was exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum in 2013 as one of the top ten images in the prestigious Nature’s Best Competition in the USA.

Veronica has judged numerous salons and competitions and has received international and  national accolades for portrait, general and wildlife photography.

 Veronica contracted a bad case of meningitis as a child and her health has suffered ever since. As with many people who have experienced similar near death experiences, dreams, visions and spirituality have always played an important part in Veronica’s life. Veronica suffered from child abuse and this mystical and spiritual world became a safe place to visit.

Her life experiences have resulted in her developing a unique photomontage style for the creation of powerful artworks with an almost surrealistic quality. She not only used these artworks as a form of healing for herself but soon identified a need for and value in using her art form to benefit other people suffering from trauma.

In 2007 she created a collection of artworks for Glamour Aid to raise awareness and revenue for the fight against woman abuse. In 2008 she was invited to exhibit her collection titled “The Games we Play and Masks We Hide Behind” at the Healing Through Creativity Art Festival at the University of West Virginia, Charleston, USA and then at the Hofstra University, School of Law in New York.

She was then invited to present to Vodacom for National Woman’s Day in Cape Town and Johannesburg and to the photographic students at the Tshwane University of Technology.

In 2012 Veronica created a collection of works titled “Mystery of the White Lion” to generate revenue and awareness for the Global White Lion Protection Trust. This body of works toured internationally with Linda Tucker, the CEO and founder of the Trust and Veronica was invited to attend The White Lion Ball on the Isle of Wight and the opening of the New Chartres Academy in France.