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Heloise De Beer - "Respect"
Acrylic on Board
W: 390mm x H: 600mm
Approx. Weight: 1.5kg
This work is unframed
Sunday Times Photograph
I liked the image it portrayed - the old traditions where the people still visited the headman of the village, and he listened while they enquired from his experience, expertise and wisdom. The photograph showed the respect that was shown to older people as well. I just liked the picture and decided to try it, but painting it in facets, because it made for such interesting angles!
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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