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Heloise De Beer - "Going to Town"
Going to Town
Going to Town
Sorry but this work has already been sold. may be willing to undertake a commission.
Acrylic on Canvas
W: 420mm x H: 590mm x D: 20mm
Approx. Weight: 0.4kg
This work is unframed
US$ 77 SOLD
About "Going to Town"
The photograph came across as a very serious moment, and it looked as if they were dressed in their "going to town" clothes, so I could not resist to try and portray that. The fact that there was a donkey, just added to the charm of painting it - as you can see, I love donkeys!
I've been drawing since I was quite young and people encouraged me to go on, which was very good, because young children tend to stop drawing at about 10 years of age. So, after school I did stop drawing/painting and only started again by going for lessons privately a long time afterwards, and eventually ended up going to Ruth Prowse School of Art for refreshment. I went on doing fabric painting professionally and sold quite a few African stuff to overseas buyers through a shop. A few years ago started with oils and eventually tried acrylics, now I do not want to go back to oils, I like painting with acrylics so much. I love faces. I like to paint people too. I also really love colours and to paint realistically. Abstract art, unless it evokes an emotion in me with the use of colour, I don't understand fully - I just like it when any painting 'speaks' to you. So, I guess, realistic art in most forms appeals to me, especially accompanied by bright, vibrant colours - I just love it when a painting 'jumps' out at you!
Exhibited at Hogsback "Christmas in July" festival recently and sold some paintings there.
Matriculated, and studied (later) at Ruth Prowse School of Art.
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