Sculptor, photographer and a multi-media artist, Marke Meyer was born in Kokstad. Following his childhood years spent in the mountains of Lesotho, he matriculated from Westville Boy’s High School in 1981.
His intimate connection with nature led him to pursue a B.Sc. Agric. (Hort) degree and graduated in 1987. He opened his own wholesale nursery business which he ran suc- cessfully for eighteen years.
However, during this time he studied art privately with his core primary focus on render- ing the figurative, with sculpture and photography as his choice of mediums to explore the human form. As a result of his growing success and recognition as an artist, he was able to sell the horticultural business and pursue a career as a full time artist.