Hello beautiful customer!

My name is Malani Venter and I started doing custom acrylic portrait paintings two years ago. My business name is Kaatjie Produkte, named after my fat little black cat. For the past 15 years I was a journalist/editor at an Afrikaans daily newspaper in Cape Town, but Covid changed that in June 2020.

Now I focus full time on painting lots of families with their furry and real kids as well as making quirky handmade products. I live in the beautiful Banhoek Valley outside Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, South Africa. To be able to create and to make this country a little bit more quirky and beautiful is an absolute pleasure.

Kaatjie Produkte is a “one- woman business” that makes handmade products like painted terracotta pots, framed art of flowers, funny looking face portraits, a range of different groceries, abstract designs and unrealistic custom acrylic portrait paintings of South African families, friends and pets. Some of the art work is also printed on shopper bags, tea towels, aprons and scatter cushions. The products are quirky, fun and made in a way that will make you smile.

Enjoy this virtual visit on my online shop. And if you are making a purchase, thank you so much!