Retha’s has been in the toy market for a few years. Retha successfully introduced the TOLO and ALEX toy brands in the South Africa market in 2004, trading as First Toys, which was then acquired.
Retha then pursued a corporate career, but was always looking for opportunities to get back into the children’s market – as that was her passion and flair. With the experience she gained and the excitement of growing a business, Retha needed a new challenge. My Art started in 2015 – with Retha’s eye for great pop art and love of quirky animal art, she has grown this print range for children and the trendy pop art lover.
In 2016, Retha’s stand at a big Christmas gift expo for retail stores caught TheVendory’s eye – as they were specifically there looking for unusual gifts for kids. They invited Retha to join them as a vendor-partner, as we know that our shoppers will love her prints of quirky dogs and cats, as much as we do.
Retha hopes that My Art will inspire children and creative adults to nurture their natural artistic talents and passions – to follow their dreams like she has, to find the jobs they find a pleasure to wake up to every day. Every piece you order, was created with true passion and home grown talent.