Hildegard was born in Africa in the 70's, spending her childhood in England and Northern Ireland. She studied fashion design, jewelry and print making with university majors in philosophy and fine art. Moving between UK and South Africa, she works from studios in both countries. Hildegard exhibits in SA, Europe and New York. Hildegard specializes in modern etching. techniques. "I love printmaking in all its aspects - sketching, scratching, colouring and etching - for me my work is a form of play."