Ursula's art is the reflection of a rich tapestry of life experiences, diverse influences, and inspirations, which have all contributed to the unparalleled beauty and profound significance of her work.

Ursula Schwartz, a native of South Africa, was fortunate to have been raised in a breathtaking environment. Surrounded by the natural splendor of the vast open grasslands, the regal mountains overlooking the ocean, and the rich wildlife, she was inspired by the harmonious rhythm of Africa. Her frequent visits to Kruger National Park provided her with ample opportunity to capture the essence of the "big 5" in their natural habitat through her sketches. Her father, a renowned entomologist, worked closely with the wine farmers of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, Ursula would often explore the vineyards, soaking in the magnificence of the surrounding landscape. The artistically inclined families of Marlene Dumas and Paul du Toit, with whom her family spent considerable time with, also had a profound influence on her artistic growth.

Later Ursula commenced her artistic journey in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she immersed herself in the world of art with devotion. In her mid-twenties, she embarked on a journey of exploration that led her to the United States of America.

In Florida, Ursula discovered a new muse in the power of the ocean, the rhythmic waves; a constant reminder of the ebb and flow of life's journey. Sunny days, beautiful sandy beaches and a clear blue sky stretching like a canvas of endless opportunity overhead, continued to inspire her; refining her craft with a heightened level of sophistication. 

Ursula's art has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions in art hubs worldwide, including London, Johannesburg, Cape Town, and the USA. Her work has captured the hearts of art enthusiasts worldwide, with collectors hailing from diverse locations such as the UK, South Africa, Switzerland, Spain, and the USA. 

Ursula's artistic talents were displayed in a solo exhibition at the Albin Polasek Museum; a testament to her growing influence in the art world. Her exceptional abstract expression style, coupled with a color-field sensibility, offers a mesmerizing experience for the viewer. The captivating power of Ursula's art lies in its ability to draw the observer's eye deep into the canvas, revealing a hidden vitality and pulse that suggests a dynamic energy of growth and transformation.

She has a deep-seated appreciation for artists such as Sou Wou-ki, Willem de Kooning, and the distinguished artists originating from her native South Africa, including Marlene Dumas, Irma Stern, Paul du Toit and Michael Heyns. 


"Why do we have to listen to our hearts?" the boy asked. "Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure."

-Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

The diverse array of techniques that Ursula employs to manipulate various finishes and textures in her paintings, saturate the canvas with a palpable sense of vitality and vigor, whilst accentuating her distinctive visual language.