Roets, Magdel: - Mandel Roets studied literature at the Rand Afrikaans University. She is the author of Areafees and a number of fiction and nonfiction books. She's been employed as an editor and proofreader. Mandel says, my paintings are not quite what the Louvre would accept, but it is a hobby that I love. I find that, creating art is therapeutic and spend most of my summer among the paint and brushes in a small studio where I make paintings of owners, mountains, seascapes, fruit and vegetables, but many paintings are based on some Biblical theme. She has been known to create paintings and print them on her computer as bookmarks, which she gives away to waiters, librarians, gas station attendants and so on.