Behind the Red Door with Tiisetso


On a luxe Blue Train, Tiisetso Maoke lays her art out on display, she’s created her own wonderland and invites us behind the scenes of Red Door Art.  She is a narrative, visual artist, a writer and a poet. 

Her wonderland is inspired by the notion that ‘we should never be hesitant to keep our dreams alight or live them using what you have’. She truly belives in the idea bringing your imagination to life, she creates with a passion to connect the fantastical to the real world.  ‘These dreamy ventures and journeys we take, fuel our imagination to create all these creative products, and through them we remind people to see the world differently’.

‘I always have a desire to learn something new, or to do things that really scare me’, she explains.

Her painting, ‘The Beautiful Marigold’ tells a story of a woman standing in front of a mirror in an elegant red dress, in reflection of how far she has come in life, how at the end of the day it is herself she has to face; not her possessions or the people around her.

Another piece, the ‘Queen Of Hearts’ tells the story of Vala Welsh a queen born in oppressive times, the queen dedicates her life to trying to embody Christ’s gene, to possess passion, compassion and perfected faith. 

Tiisetso reminds us that you can indeed, bring your fantasy to life through art.


The Beautiful Marigold



Queen of Hearts


Written by Kea Mooka
Photography by Neo Lerutla