Amy was born in Johannesburg in 1982. She studied Art History at Stellenbosch University.
She worked in the creative industries of fashion styling and interiors before setting her heart on curating. Amy looks for authentic artists that resonate with her love for art and art making. She is constantly inspired by what she sees around her. Africa and all her riches are her true inspiration.
Amy Lives and works in Cape Town South Africa.
Candace was born in Cape Town and after studying at both Stellenbosch and Cape Town University she qualified as a Chartered Account. Candace worked in the financial services industry for 9 years both abroad and in South Africa before she took up her role as co-founder of SMITH. Candace has an innate love for art and specifically collecting art. She is also a part time photographer and is based in Cape Town.
Candace and Amy have combined their unique, individual skill sets and together they have conceptualised and created SMITH - a Fine Art Gallery situated at 56 Church Street that identifies with groups of young contemporary South African artists whom it will profile and showcase over a period of time. SMITH is passionate about an environment that deepens the relationship between artists and collectors.