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Ansa Nel - "An Old African Gypsy Man"

"An Old African Gypsy Man"

An Old African Gypsy Man
Pastel, US$ 1,359

An Old African Gypsy Man

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Pastel painting

W: 700mm x H: 1000mm
W: 28" x H: 39"

Approx. Weight: 2kg

This work is unframed


US$ 1,359


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About "An Old African Gypsy Man"

When I painted this old gypsy man I felt drawn to him in a mysterious way. It was as if he was laying his soul bare to me. A person was coming alive in my painting and there developed a deep conversation between us. He seemed to say to me: "I have seen and heard it all and I have experienced more than you can ever imagine and I am at peace with life and my myself." The smile of this old man speaks a universal language which touches the deepest recesses of the soul. Is this not one of the deep secrets of life - to be content and at a place of peace and serenity.

Ansa Nel

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About Ansa

Ansa Nel

"Ansa Lyon Nel, the artist, has always been fascinated by the colourful traditional peoples of Africa as well as its magnificent natural life."

As a pastel artist she made it her calling in life to tell the story of these different cultures like the Maasai, the Samburu, the Hamar etc. Ansa is especially drawn to the position and plight of women in the world. She always strife to portray the inner beauty of every person she paints. Closest to my heart will always be the plight and the role of women in these cultures and with my paintings I try to create a greater awareness of the beauty of these African cultures and the role women play in them


"I was a potter for many years before I put my hand to the canvas. I enjoyed the pottery, especially giving classes to school children which I did for more than twenty years."
When my daughters got married, I felt the urge to paint their portraits as a way of celebrating this new phase of their adult lives. From then on my focus shifted away from the pottery to painting portraits and wild life.

I am open to take on commissions

Price Range

US$ 1,087-1,359


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