Guy Thesen

Guy Thesen

Guy was born on 22nd June 1961 in Knysna, South Africa. He was educated at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town where he received a Diploma in Graphic Design in 1986.

After finishing university, Guy was a graphic designer for two years in Johannesburg before working in the Timbivati as a ranger at Ngala Game lodge, Mpumalanga. He and his wife returned to Knysna in 1990 to help run a family farm, Buffalo Valley Bush Lodges.

He was Oakhill School’s founder art teacher (1992 – 1997). Since then he has been involved in local conservation ventures and now practices his art full time.

Guy is married to Jo-Ann, and they have two sons, Leo and David.


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