Alicia Strauss is a self-taught abstract artist from Pretoria, Gauteng.

"I frequently get asked the question, “What did you feel when you painted this?” The truth is, I don’t create an artwork inspired by how I feel or by any emotion. I simply create because I love to create. The end product usually attracts some kind of emotion or portrays an idea that is completely spontaneous and unplanned. And that is why I love abstract art so much. It’s the one place where I have complete freedom. No rules. No judgment. Just originality in every movement."