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My mother the artist Annice Whitehead

This painting is currently a finalist in an art competition promoting breastfeeding

This painting is currently a finalist in an art competition promoting breastfeeding.  The style is inspired by the French artist,  Marie Laurencin

I can never begin to say how proud I am of my mother.  Not only has she been the best mother but she is a marvelous creative spirit.  Sadly her artistic genes did not make it into my DNA but she taught me to look at the world differently.  When we are in a vast expanse of space she will say something like “It’s so important to stretch the eyes.”  When looking at art she has shown me to look for balance and the use of light, she has enhanced my perception of the world around me.

Mum is a South African Artist and former Art teacher. I have many happy memories watching her at work.  Her work has been sold internationally and she has won several art awards.  She has also acted as a judge at art exhibitions.

A while ago I set up a Facebook page for Mum’s art, a painting sold in the first week.  I would like to use this page to add all her paintings and I will update it each time new ones are photographed.  It would be all kinds of awesome if you pop over and like her page.

Mum also enjoys working on commissions, you can contact her via her Facebook page if you would like her to paint something special for you.

When I was a teen, Mum and Dad were always stopping on trips to photograph African Murals.  Dad’s photos were published in a book titled The African Mural which Mum co-authored.  The pictures below were inspired by the dwellings adorned in Murals.    These are available, sizes prices on request.

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Original unframed Oil painting on canvas with textured surface. 600mm x 850mm. R3600. This painting of a chicken roosting depicts a typical boarded up window and wall decorated in the scraped patterns of the Sotho people of South Africa.

Original unframed Oil painting on canvas with textured surface. 600mm x 850mm. R3600. This painting of a chicken roosting depicts a typical boarded up window and wall decorated in the scraped patterns of the Sotho people of South Africa.

This acrylic on canvas painting inspired by the swallows at Mt Moreland was originally of several swallows but I changed it and left only 1. Size 550 mm x 955 mm - R1900

This acrylic on canvas painting inspired by the swallows at Mt Moreland was originally of several swallows but she changed it and left only 1. Size 550 mm x 955 mm – R1900

African Ndebele dwelling. This is an original watercolour, Framed in a contemporary white frame Size 570mm x 400 mm. Price R2500

African Ndebele dwelling. This is an original watercolour, Framed in a contemporary white frame Size 570mm x 400 mm. Price R2500

 "Twilight Time" is acrylic on canvas. Sunset on an African beach. Size A2 42 x 59.4 cm, 16 x 23 inches. Price R1500

“Twilight Time” is acrylic on canvas. Sunset on an African beach. Size A2 42 x 59.4 cm, 16 x 23 inches. Price R1500

giraffe acrylic painting on canvas is 45 x 106 cm . selling price R2500

giraffe acrylic painting on canvas is 45 x 106 cm . selling price R2500

Fairies and flowers belong together. This daffodil fairy is a little shy but the flowers love to show their cheerful faces. This watercolour framed in a contemporary white frame is 38 x 28 cm. Price R1200

Fairies and flowers belong together. This daffodil fairy is a little shy but the flowers love to show their cheerful faces.
This watercolour framed in a contemporary white frame is 38 x 28 cm. Price R1200

Watercolour in contemporary white frame R1100

Watercolour in contemporary white frame R1100

Watercolour in contemporary white frame R1100

Watercolour in contemporary white frame R1100

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Petunias watercolour framed R750

Ballerina Baobab flower, acrylic on canvas 62 cm x 100 cm. R4900

Ballerina Baobab flower, acrylic on canvas 62 cm x 100 cm. R4900

watercolour, 41 x 31 cm - R980 in a white contemporary frame.

watercolour, 41 x 31 cm – R980 in a white contemporary frame.

 watercolour, 30 x 23 cm, R800 in a white contemporary frame.

watercolour, 30 x 23 cm, R800 in a white contemporary frame.

watercolour 30 x 23 cm and the price is R900 in a contemporary white frame

watercolour 30 x 23 cm and the price is R900 in a contemporary white frame

This watercolour painting in a white contemporary frame is R900 the size is 30 x 23 cm (roughly A4)

This watercolour painting in a white contemporary frame is R900 the size is 30 x 23 cm (roughly A4)

Antelope in the bush. Water colour painting 52 x 35 cm. Framed in a white contemporary frame. Price R1600

Antelope in the bush. Water colour painting 52 x 35 cm. Framed in a white contemporary frame. Price R1600

 acrylic on canvas, 100 x 65 cm, R4800

acrylic on canvas, 100 x 65 cm, R4800

This water colour is size 30 x 23 cm (A4) price R650 in a contemporary white frame

This water colour is size 30 x 23 cm (A4) price R650 in a contemporary white frame

dolphins-ball-41-x-31-r880 dolphins-41-x-31-r880dolphins-with-ball-41-x-31-r880The above 3 dolphin watercolours are R800 each framed size 41 x 31 cm

The following paintings are no longer available

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10 comments

  1. I am very proud to say that this lovely artist is my Aunty. Sules your Mom is a gem and we love her to bits. A wonderful artist and a beautiful soul. Her work is amazing. She makes us all so proud.

  2. Stunning work! I love the breastfeeding painting!

  3. Your mom is so talented and sounds like an amazing änd wonderful person. Her artistic DNA did not entirely miss you. You paint with words and your writing and poetry is artistic – just different
    I am not the painting type person and don’t own any art or paintings but her work is so beautiful it makes me wish I was. The Daffodil Fairy painting is so pretty and the Antelope in the bush

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