was born in 1958. She trained in the art schools of Rhodes and Cape Town
University, where she graduated as a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1981.
in the Eastern Cape from 1982 to 2000 and honed her skills in the company of
George Pemba, with whom she worked intimately with from the mid-eighties till
the end of the nineties. Her experience as an artist was further enriched by
her involvement as a founder member of the Imvaba Arts Association, a nonprofit
organization that sought to promote black artists and make their work
accessible to the art
Almon moved to Johannesburg and works from a studio in Fordsburg.
work from a studio in Fordsburg, the city skyline is my landscape and the
street below my inspiration. The movement and energy of the stream of city
dwellers move in and out of my landscape, some more permanent than others. Some
years ago I worked on a series “Searching for the City”, and I find myself
continually researching and playing with this theme. The city I attempt to
portray is today more peopled and busier than before but the search is still
for the linkages that ground the inhabitants.”