The Gift Of Art

Recently, I assisted a friend and her family move due to unforseen circumstances in their family life. I volunteered my services but in thankfulness for my assistance I was given a gift. This gift consisted of artworks which my friend had brought from her home country of Nigeria. Three paintings which are vibrant, full of life and colour. A joy to look at and imagine that I am there as horse and rider (vuvuzela in hand) thunder towards me or the drummer singing and praising with his song while I watch on, or just admiring the women singing as they carry water from the river to their homes. They are by Nigerian artist Femi Kolawole (now living in the USA, I believe).

‘Talking Drum’ by Femi Kolawole 1996
acrylic on canvas

‘Durbar’ by Femi Kolawole 1996
acrylic on canvas

‘Water from the River’ by Femi Kolawole 1996
acrylic on canvas

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