KIRSTY MAY HALL
Kirsty May Hall was born in the 1970s in Benoni. She attained a Higher National Diploma in Fine Art from what was then Wits Technikon Fine Art Department in 1989. She then began studying nature conservation, but left her studies to pursue wildlife rehabilitation.
After working in Swaziland and Botswana bush for many years, hand rearing everything with fangs, fur and feathers, she returned to the urban life. Years of living among birds influenced Hall’s choice in subject matter, and soon everything in her world became about birds.
“Birds have taught me everything I need to know about living a good and meaningful life,” says Hall. She paints birds because hope comes on wings; because it takes courage to fly; because wild birds don’t need passports.”