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Heloise De Beer - "Khofi Anan"
Acrylic on Canvas
W: 560mm x H: 710mm
Approx. Weight: 1.5kg
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
Photograph in the Sunday Times
About "Khofi Anan"
I've always like his face and when I saw it in a photograph, I wanted to paint it in facets with lots of colour, to see if it will work out as I 'played' with the colours. I liked that I could make it work, and I think it looks a little bit like Khofi Anan AND Mr Mbeki 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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