Beautiful Lady

    By Jen Adam

    Oil on Canvas / 130 x 150cm
    • This is a very large original oil on canvas painting by South African artist Jen Adam. The artwork is a beautiful portrait of an African woman and is entitled Mbalenhle.

      Artist Jen Adam is renowned for .her African woman portraits that captivate the viewer with their warm colours and highlight the beautiful features of her subjects. A self-taught artist, Jen Adam has received international acclaim and her African portraits hang in collections and homes around the world. 


    • South African artist Jen Adam started her working career in the creative industries. A self-taught artist, Jen Adam started out as a cceramist artist but later started to paint seriously and found that her paintings sold as fast as she could paint them. To admire her warm and soulful ethnic artworks on canvas is to experience a spiritual journey into Africa. Her art depicts women and children walking through vast, arid, glowing landscapes captures the pure innocence of rural Africa at its best: a dry, hot and at times barren land that is nevertheless emotionally and spiritually rich, with its diverse cultures, rural people and magnificent fiery sunrises and sunsets. 

      In her African paintings, the women almost always have a thin flowing white fabric draped over their clothing, a symbol of the emotional and spiritual strength these women have in the face of extreme poverty and adversity in their humble lives. 

      Etched against the burning earth, these silhouettes capture our imagination, bringing positive energy and tranquillity to the viewer, allowing us a warm and spontaneous invitation to dream whilst listening quietly and capturing the mood.
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