Ronél was born in Port Elizabeth and moved to Bloemfontein in 2009. Despite being encouraged to study art formally, she regrettably decided against it. It's only when she turned 40 a couple of years ago, that she felt the urge to venture out of her artistic closet.
Topically Ronel's work tends to focus on human nature and the diversity of human experiences or any topic that she wants to make sense of or make other people aware of. She's been experimenting with different mediums over the last couple of years and is particularly fond of mixed media works. She finds the aspect that there are really no rules, quite appealling. She feels that mixed media has the ability to stretch the imagination. She enjoys all mediums but feels most comfortable working with oils.