Known for her intricate home decor designs, artist Carrol Boyes has died at age 65. According to EWN News, she passed away on Wednesday night after a brief illness.
Boyes is the founder, creator and CEO of Carrol Boyes retailer, based in Cape Town. "She is an iconic South African designer and her brand has deftly crafted a coveted and high-end product range of upmarket home and lifestyle items," her company website states.
A fine arts graduate with a major in sculpture from the University of Pretoria, she was initially an English teacher until at the age of 35 when she decided to follow her dream of becoming an artist.
She created a distinctive brand of cutlery and flatware, later branching out into home fabrics, that attracted an international clientele and is sold in 30 countries.
Boyes used pewter and unconventional designs for the extensive collection of cutlery that rapidly become her trademark, fashioning spoon handles in the shape of a streamlined diving figure, for example.