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Heloise De Beer - "Spangled"
Acrylic on Canvas
W: 400mm x H: 500mm x D: 25mm
Approx. Weight: 1kg
This work is unframed
I liked her haughty look, she made me think of someone royal and I tried to portray her as such: a real princess. I also imagined that she was proud of the bangles she has around her neck to enhance her looks. I really liked painting the colour-contrasts in this picture, and she does follow you with her eyes as if to say - look at me!
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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