Lerentia obtained her BA (Ed) Arts degree from the University of Pretoria. Sculpting courses with the renowned sculptor Charles Gotthard followed. She left for Europe in 1990 furthering her art studies and learning the craft of creating paper mache masks (cartapesta) used at the Venetian Carnival, where she worked closely with a master craftsman in Florence Italy.
On her return to South Africa she relocated to Langebaan, Western Cape, where she managed, worked and exhibited at the West Coast Arts Guild gallery, the Agios Nikolaos at Club Mykonos. In 1998, she became the Web Designer for computer training company before venturing into the world of computer graphics as full time digital graphic artist.
Lerentia works in CoralDRAW and Photoshop. She creates digital graphics for local and international publishers, mainly book covers and illustrations for magazines. She has produced graphics for publishers like LAPA, Caxton, Human and Rousseau, Litera, Trafford, Xlibris, Authorhouse Hartbees and Protea Publishers and posters for CMFD (Community Media For Development)