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Oil on Canvas
W: 600mm x H: 900mm x D: 10mm
W: 24" x H: 35" x D:
Approx. Weight: 1kg
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Mermaid is based loosely on a photography by Zena Holloway, UK Underwater Fashion Photographer. I have a big love for underwater images, because of the flowing lines and color variations.
Mermaid is my second underwater oil painting. The first one was a photo-realism collage painting that I did in my second year at Art School. What I love about this painting is the flowing lines of the hair, the play of light and dark. Originally the painting was a semi-nude, but I changed it to add more texture to the skin and make the figure more fantasy-like.
The technique is a combination between palet work "impasto" and an age old technique called "scumbily". It is quite a striking painting and I have received many compliments from peers and public alike. Because of its multicolor variations, it would work lovely in a very neutral home. Ideally a beach house or a teenage girl's room.
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I am a fine artist, based in the Free State that specializes in classical realistic portrait drawings and paintings. I mostly work with mediums like oil, pencil, charcoal, and sometimes even with multimedia.
My work consists mostly of female subject matter as I love feminine and dainty details. My vision is to help people see the beauty in each woman (independent of race or culture). I believe that God made each of us unique, because he loves diversity and that we are all just flowers in God's Garden.
My goal is to become one of South Africa's top realistic portrait artist and I hope to improve my portraiture by learning as much as I can from old and contemporary portrait masters like John Singer Sargent and Daniel Gerhardz.
I do various portrait commission from baby portraits to wedding couples. You are welcome to contact me anytime for a free quote.
Top 3 Art Exhibition
2008 CED Group Exhibition with Pauline van Tonder, Doret Bonthuys & several other artists
2012 Bellringer Group Art Exhibition with Mariette Pretorius, Este Mostert, Janette Bellringer and others
2015 Free State Art in the Park with over 28 Artists, such as Simon Addy, Helena de Waal, Marelie van Rensburg and several others
B.A. Fine Art UFS
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