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.

Charcoal portrait of African woman with green and gold protea flowers

Crown of Courage

60 x 60cm (31″ x 31″)

R9,900

Charcoal portrait of African woman with pink and gold flowers

The Wind's Daughter

60 x 60cm (31″ x 31″)

R9,900

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″ approx)

Johari (Jewel)

80 x 80cm (31 x 31″ approx)

Komoya (of the Spirit)

80 x 80cm (31 x 31″ approx)

Woman of Vision

46 x 46cm (18 x 18″ approx)

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

60cm x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

Hold The Dream

60cm x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

Ulwazi (Knowledge)

100cm x 83cm (39 x 31″ approx)

Malkia (Queen in Swahili)

100cm x 83cm (39 x 31″ approx)

Imani ('Belief')

60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

Zalika ('Well Born' in Egyptian)

60cm x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

Kioni ('She Who Sees Beyond')

60cm x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

Unwavering

25cm x 25cm (10 x 10″ approx)

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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