Glenda Meinert produces original wildlife and figurative art on high-quality, hand-selected leather. Every piece is different and due to the nature of leather, requires careful planning in composition, layout, design and selection. She draws inspiration from African, Namibian wildlife and landscapes. Glenda started her working career as a designer and pattern-maker at Nakara, Namibia's largest tannery and producer of leather products, where she designed national costumes for Miss Namibia. In her spare time, she experimented with leather offcuts, produced greeting cards and small landscapes which were presented to friends. Encouraging positive responses induced Glenda to experiment with leather on larger landscapes and finally led to the creation of wildlife art. Her first exhibition in 1998 was a great success. In June 2010, Glenda opened Glenda's Leather and Art Curio Boutique in the Namibia Craft Centre, thereby realising a dream to have her own art shop. Her leather has a tactile appeal and durability which invites customers to interact directly with the artwork through touch. Glenda's Leather Art and Curio Boutique can custom-design art on leather to suit customer preferences.