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Sonja van Zyl - "Little Adult Girl"

"Little Adult Girl"

Little Adult Girl
Oil on Canvas, US$ 135

Little Adult Girl

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Details

Oil on Canvas

W: 200mm x H: 170mm
W: 8" x H: 7"

Approx. Weight: 1.3kg

This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)

Price

US$ 135

Scale

Person Thumbnail

Reference

PC008

About "Little Adult Girl"

When I finished this painting, I wanted to write a short story about the emotions it stirred in my heart. The short story became a long story and after a while I decided it’s too clumsy, so I shortened it again. This is what was left of my story: Some children are not as carefree as a child should be. Sadly, it is often because they’ve simply seen too much of the disturbing adult world we live in. This girl seems to be one of them.
A friend of mine saw this painting when it was just finished. Without seeing my short story above, she sent me the following e-mail:
Little adult girl
In the shadows of life
I entered
The distorted marks
Of a victim
Face scared
A soul exposed
Embalmed in ages to come
No freedom at the door
Only the shadows of my haunted past
(By Dr WM Sadie)
My long story wasn’t needed anymore. This short poem says it all.

Sonja van Zyl


PS. Many thanks to Dr Sadie for permission to use her lovely poem as part of the story of this painting.

Sonja van Zyl

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About Sonja

Born in 1982 in South Africa, Sonja grew up and spent the first 24 years of her life in the Northern Cape and North West. She grew up in a creative environment surrounded by very artistic family members.

It was only after she completed her studies and joined informal classes in oil painting that she discovered her new found passion in art. Since then, she has moved to Cape Town and made a career as a bookkeeper while nurturing art as a hobby.

In 2012 she finally decided to quit the world of full time finances and spend more time pursuing her artistic passion. She mainly works with charcoal and oils. She enjoys figurative work, believing that humans bring life, activity, character and atmosphere to a painting. Her paintings are inspired by human life and the beauty of nature.

On a personal level, Sonja is a great believer in pursuing one's dreams. She encourages everyone she knows to explore their creative side.

Price Range

US$ 107-564

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