|Hex River Valley - Table grape farms|
Marjorie van Heerden was born at De Doorns in the Hex River Valley near Cape Town in South Africa. She went to school and matriculated at the Rustenberg Girls High School in Cape Town.
|Marjorie - 3 years old|
For a further three years she studied Fine Arts, concentrating on sculpture and graphic art under the legendary Katrine Harries, known for her illustrations for children. After university Marjorie entered the advertising industry as a graphic design artist, while practicing portrait sculpting (including commissioned works), painting and other graphic techniques in her free time. At this stage she concentrated mainly on sculpture, lithography and etching.