PORTRAITS – ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

“A piece of art that speaks to you can open windows in a room you hadn’t even thought was dark”, Lilah Pace

You can see more details to buy by clicking the button under each art image. Please get in touch if I can help you decide how a painting might fit in your home.

Whimsical artwork of girl surrounded by words and foliage and staring into the distance thinking of memories gone by.

I Am Hopelessly In Love With a Memory

46 x 46cm (18″ x 18″)

R18,000

Charcoal portrait of African woman with green and gold protea flowers
Painting of a woman meditating leaning against a wall

Stillness

1000 x 80cm (40″ x 31″)

Charcoal portrait of African woman with green and gold protea flowers

The Art of Surrender

80 x 80cm (31″ x 31″)

Charcoal portrait of African woman with green and gold protea flowers

I Have Become Myself

80 x 80cm (31″ x 31″)

Charcoal portrait of African woman with green and gold protea flowers

Crown of Courage

60 x 60cm (24″ x 24″)

R20,000

Charcoal portrait of African woman with pink and gold flowers

The Wind's Daughter

60 x 60cm (24″ x 24″)

R20,000

Always female, my portraits aspire to capture the essence, sensuality and inner ‘Goddess’ that i feel all women inherently possess – regardless if it is exuded as bold defiance or a quiet inner calm, it is there nonetheless. There is meaning in the symbolism and mark making in each individual piece which accentuates the rawness of the emotion conveyed.

“I want people to feel the intensity and emotion that i am trying to convey in each piece of artwork… for them to admire the beauty but to also experience the soul of each individual creation”.

All That I Have Yet To Be

80 x 80cm (31″ x 31″)

R34,500

Johari (Jewel)

80 x 80cm (31″ x 31″)

R28,000

Komoya (Of the Spirit)

80 x 80cm (31″ x 31″)

R28,000

Woman of Vision

46 x 46cm (18″ x 18″)

R15,000

Woman of Hope

46 x 46cm (18 x 18″ approx)

Still I Rise

100cm x 100cm (39 x 39″ approx)

Women have strength all of their own, built on hopes and dreams, reality and adversity. I try to bring this into my work. Often, we wear a mask only allowing others to see what we want them to. There’s is always so much more under the surface. This is what i try to capture and portray.

“People often comment on how expressive my work is – particularly the eyes. I feel like i can connect to an emotion and express this, sharing the mood through my work – the sadness, the defiance, the hope, the yearning…”

Do You See Me?

 30 x 30cm (11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ approx)

Knowing

60cm x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

Count the Ways You Are Beautiful

30 x 30cm (43 x 43cm framed)

R4,900

Hold The Dream

60cm x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

Ulwazi (Knowledge)

100cm x 83cm (39 x 31″ approx)

R28,000

Malkia (Queen in Swahili)

100cm x 83cm (39 x 31″ approx)

Imani ('Belief')

60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

R9,900

Zalika ('Well Born' in Egyptian)

60cm x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

R24,000

Kioni ('She Who Sees Beyond')

60cm x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

R18,000

Unwavering

25cm x 25cm (10 x 10″ approx)

R9,900

I Am Outside Looking In

30cm x 30cm (12 x 12″ approx)

Kibibi ('Child Princess')

30cm x 30cm (12 x 12″ approx)

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