South African artist Grady Zeeman’s figurative and portrait paintings address emotional energy and spiritual connectivity. Though growing up she was surrounded by dynamic women in her family, she too allowed herself to be molded by society once she got married. Her life as a Fashion Designer in Cape Town and that of a farmer's wife were incompatible, leading to depression and the manifestation of different illnesses through the years. Only when she gained knowledge in the field of emotional energy and spiritual connectivity, did she manage to heal her body and started to live a fulfilling life being true to herself.
Art has become part of her healing process, for each painting is part of her own journey, whether through direct experience or a life lesson that she learned by observing her environment. As she is telling her own story, as well as that of so many other women, it is only fitting that she paints female portraits, each with added symbolism on this healing journey. Her work is characterized by melancholy with underlying aspects of spiritualism. Her preferred medium is oil, though she starts with a thin layer of acrylic. The color palette is mostly connected to energy healing, with the layers and texture symbolic of the emotional layers and difficulties we face in life.
The artist has exhibited her work extensively, showing major cities in the United States, the UK, Western Europe, Asia, and Africa.