Oil on A2 size wood with hinges.. A commission for an engaged couple at the time, based on the verse… Nehemiah 8:10: The joy of the Lord is you’re strength..
“This book carries you through a journey of human emotion, it’s about the feelings that make us as special as we are. Our every being is surrounded by love, hate, anger, hope, faith and so many more emotions that lead us, keep us alive and universally keep us moving. The poems are based on either fragments of my life or the lives of others that I hold dear. These are real expressions of different situations that we all find ourselves in at one point or the other in our lives.”.. T.T
A4 canvas acrylic painting…
Relentless: unbending, obdurate, adamant, unyielding.. Joy..
Whilst painting this by feeling I felt like God saying though you’ve made many mistakes my heart still beats for you!
Stop trying to be perfect and just be! Relentless Joy.
Unfinished ink drawing..
Never did finish this drawing, though finding it again after many years and pondering on whether to finish it or not, Ive come to realise that perfection is not always the necessary essence of beauty. Instead; “There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”..Steve Maraboli
Postcard size ink drawing.
The Beautiful Life.. Relax and Be! Psalm 46:10 ..
60x60cm box canvas.. mixed medium
A sign of hope at the time of losing everything I ever dreamed of.. Isiah 60:…and your heart shall swell with joy!
An A3 watercolour…
At the time I was working for Christies and submitted this painting for an annual staff charity exhibition, it supposedly was sold in the year 08. Fortunately the buyer didn’t buy it in the end and so it got sold and I won first prize the following year!
My first A3 portrait in Oil…
This was my first african painting, many more to come, showing Joy regardless of pain, place, person.
60x60cm box canvas oil painting..
I am South African and “peach” in colour..
(Why say white or black when we are so much more interesting as it takes white, red, yellow and green to paint flesh tones adding shades of purple or blue to create darker tones..)
But my Heart is Black, Indian, Chinese, Italian.. We may be an array of many colours on this planet but we can be of same heart with love for one another!
60x60cm Box canvas oil painting…
Feliz came about whilst studying Spanish. Her photo was used in Babbel to translate the English word Happy. Thanks to Ferdinand Reus, whom I traced back to Flicker, I was given the rights to paint his original photograph titled Gambien Smile which is of a Fulani girl in Tabakoto…