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Ansa Nel - Samburu Bride | Portrait Art Art Painting
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Ansa Nel - "Samburu Bride"

"Samburu Bride"

Samburu Bride
Pastel, US$ 1,094

Samburu Bride

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W: 700mm x H: 1000mm
W: 28" x H: 39"

Approx. Weight: 2kg

This work is unframed


US$ 1,094


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About "Samburu Bride"

Every young girl dreams of her wedding day and a new life with her prince charming. But in the expression on her face, I miss a feeling of the bliss waiting her. Why the down cast eyes? Why the almost sad look on her face? Why the absence of a feeling of joy? Is it because it was an arranged marriage which left her with no choice of her own? Is she apprehensive of what is going to happen when she will be leaving her father's home with only a few belongings in a leather bag on her back walking for at least two days to the village of her future mother-in-law where she will move in with them and there find a new home. As I got to know her I prayed and hoped that she found real love and happiness.

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About Ansa

Ansa Nel

"Ansa Lyon Nel, the artist, has always been fascinated by the colourful traditional peoples of Africa as well as its magnificent natural life."

As a pastel artist she made it her calling in life to tell the story of these different cultures like the Maasai, the Samburu, the Hamar etc. Ansa is especially drawn to the position and plight of women in the world. She always strife to portray the inner beauty of every person she paints. Closest to my heart will always be the plight and the role of women in these cultures and with my paintings I try to create a greater awareness of the beauty of these African cultures and the role women play in them


"I was a potter for many years before I put my hand to the canvas. I enjoyed the pottery, especially giving classes to school children which I did for more than twenty years."
When my daughters got married, I felt the urge to paint their portraits as a way of celebrating this new phase of their adult lives. From then on my focus shifted away from the pottery to painting portraits and wild life.

I am open to take on commissions

Price Range

US$ 1,094-1,368


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