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Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers) - Kenyan Woman | Traditional Art Art Painting
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Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers) - "Kenyan Woman"

"Kenyan Woman"

Kenyan Woman
Oil on Canvas, US$ 100
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Kenyan Woman

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Details

Oil on Canvas

W: 250mm x H: 250mm
W: 10" x H: 10"

This work is unframed

Price

US$ 100 SOLD

Scale

Person Thumbnail

Reference

P61

About "Kenyan Woman"

A charismatic, strong woman named Rose - I was tempted to name the painting "African Rose" as her dark, rounded face held so much charm... always smiling, in spite of the hardships of life. Her prominent eyes and regal headgear added to her proud sense of presence.

Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers)

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About Sonja

Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers)

Life is Fragile - precious and forever changing. Loved ones pass on; friends come and go. I like to record LIFE through my painting.

By painting portraits my intention is to capture not only the outer facade, but the essence of a person - immortalising them in time. Sometimes recording a memory, life experience or validating a person's life.

I'm inspired by atmospheric portraits and the feelings conveyed through an expression, mood and the play of light & dark on interesting features.

The richness and versatility of oils is wonderful as a painting medium for the subtleties of portraiture. Gradually the work evolves until the moment when I exclaim, "Hello, look who's here!" and feel the person looking back at me from the canvas.

It's the most glorious sensation to be lost in a painting. In meditation I mix the oil paints until the colours are "just so" then brush them on the canvas - like a puzzle, piecing the face together with colour, tone, line and form ... Finding harmony with composition while discovering the person I'm striving to portray.

I also enjoy exploring new ideas and different ways of painting faces and shall continue to experiment with creative expression.

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
~ Oscar Wilde

Price Range

US$ 66-1,541

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Exhibitions

Sonja's been an active member of SASA since 2002 and regularly participates in their Annual and Merit Exhibitions. She received a Highly Commended Award for her mixed media painting "Madonna Mirage" in 2010 at their 104th Annual Exhibition, and in 2015 a Commended Award for her oil painting "See me in a Different Light (13 faces)".

She's successfully completed numerous portrait commissions for local and international clients, including posthumous portraits from black and white photographs.

Education

Chris Ruthven, Marcelle Lyons, Michaelis (UCT)

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