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About the Artist

Monica Blignaut is a South African artist and businesswoman. She is the founder of the Blue Gecko Art Studio based in Maitland Cape Town.


Her creative process has led her across filmmaking, painting, sculpture, installation and writing. Through her various experiences, she is now focused on creating, a platform where she celebrates and educates showcasing art journalism, the behind-the-scenes of being an artist, finding meaning in creativity and more.


Monica's art is a reflection of her experiences, documenting the world around her and sharing her perspective through each brushstroke.

She is inspired by artistic entrepreneurs like Carrol Boyes, Andy Warhol, and Salvador Dali, whom all looked at art as both a form of expression and how it interlinked with business. 

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About the
Blue Gecko Art Studio

The Blue Gecko Art Studio is an artistic workspace based in Maitland, on the outskirts of the creative hub of Salt River and Woodstock in Cape Town, South Africa.


The studio offers four professional art studios providing a creative haven for our in-house artists. Including painting facilities, a kitchen nook, and a communal space create the ideal environment to ignite your artistic journey. The space also offers engaging workshops led by experienced art instructor and studio owner Monica Blignaut.

​Become a part of the creative pulse of Cape Town's art scene and join us as we celebrate the richness and diversity of contemporary art, fostering a sense of community and adding to the dialogue and discourse of art in South Africa. Whether you're seeking inspiration, looking for your next masterpiece, or simply eager to immerse yourself in the world of creativity, Blue Gecko welcomes you with open arms.

The Blue Gecko Art Studio is based on Perth street, Maitland Cape Town.


Please email to book an appointment for a tour of the art studio or if you are interested in renting an art studio.

Join me in my passion for art, literature, travel, and art journalism. My goal is to inspire you to pursue your own passions and to see the world through a different lens. By subscribing to my channel, you'll have access to exclusive content that will help you on your journey to artistic growth and self-discovery. Let's explore the world together, one video at a time!


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