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Heloise De Beer - "A Himba Maiden"
A Himba Maiden
A Himba Maiden
Acrylic on Canvas
W: 510mm x H: 510mm x D: 40mm
Approx. Weight: 1.5kg
This work is unframed
Himbas of Southern Africa
About "A Himba Maiden"
I thought her complexion stunning, her little-bit-sad look, and I liked that she had an 'untouched' look (or maybe it was just my imagination). She drew me because her eyes were her best feature - I hope it was a successful interpretation because I enjoyed painting her a lot, too!
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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