The group came about when I made the Vilakati series. Moved by a report on 4 children in Africa whose parents died of AIDS, I recognized vitality, courage, and care for each other. A percentage of the proceeds of this work goes to HOPEHIV projects. Next paintings created are inspired by my visit to South Africa October 2008

dated 2007 until 2013 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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The performance

The performance

2013

Impressions from Africa. The atmosphere, the music, the commitment, I will these impression not soon forget. Music and feeling is so strong in Africa in the being of the people. A pleasure to watch.

The path to the source canvas 1

The path to the source canvas 1

2013

Number one of the tryptich the path to the source   De weg naar de bron 01 van drie.  Oil on canvas 50x70cm   http://www.paintingsilove.com/image/show/320932/de-weg-naar-de-bron--the-path-to-the-source   The entire triptych is a part of the adopt collection in New Place Art Gallery

The path to the source canvas 2

The path to the source canvas 2

2013

Second part of the story about the villager walking their route to the source   The entire triptych is a part of the adopt collection in New Place Art Gallery

The path to the source canvas 3

The path to the source canvas 3

2013

Third canvas in the triptych: The path to the source. The source, the source gather the villagers. It reminds me of old stories which are told in such places people come together, not only to draw water but also to exchange news.   The entire triptych is a part of the adopt collection in New Place Art Gallery  

Freedom and integration

Freedom and integration

2011

People surrounded by people speaking freely and enjoy together. Music is anintercultural medium and great form of expression which, people in all sections of the population, manages to touch.

The third of a series of three on refugees.

Lost

Lost

2011

Refugees from Angola People who had to leave everything behind, feel lost. Living like in a parallel world in the country that offers shelter. But not without any new injuries due to the bureaucracy, while they seek a home, a place to be free.

Hope

Hope

2011

People on the flight, terror and violence, forced to leave the home, expelled and put in motion.   In this case, a mother must take her children away from Angola The first of a series of three on refugees.  

Just a man

Just a man

2009

Lesotho, A land so dry and hot. The inhabitants live a life of interdependence of nature with man. I spoke with this man, he sang a song in their own language, which he translated for me in English. I have requested the text from the people of Malealea lodge. SONG!!SONG??SONG!!!
It's important to be a Mosotho Man
Living in the country of Lesotho
Where I've been taught about peace and culture.
Look at myself that I'm living in Love
I'm living in the beautiful and loved country
I have seen with eyes, I have seen.

It's important to be a Mosotho Man
The people of my country may grow up
Look at a beautiful and loved country
More peace, *Moshoeshoe's children
I'm proud about my people and the Hand of the Father
I have understood with my ears, I understand.

*Moshoeshoe:  A King with tremendous effect created the Basotho Nation.
Other work inspiered by Lesotho is "Lesotho woman "

Africa, how far will you go

Africa, how far will you go

2009

To free myself from all the shattered impressions after my visit to South-Africa. Humankind and nature often living within forced limitations. There is need to bring together and unite, where there is so much left in pieces.

Manyeleti

Manyeleti

2009

www.wataf.org/Friends page in the book "Friends for Africa". My contribution to an action, "Water for Africa". Women and children daily flow to the well to fetch water for their portion that day. Walking up and down the well in the dusty landscape is pure necessity and an ordinary business. http://www.watafrik.org/kunst_voor_water.html

Almost

Almost

2009

Back from Swaziland, dreams and thoughts full of memories. Impressions gained in nature. Wild, so close, almost at arm's length. And that's the zebra made me dizzy, as I followd them in my mind waling in small in groups among the bushes. on location

The grind

The grind

2008

The preparation of food begins with the grinding of grain. The most basic form of providing food for the family is shown here . Necessity and "hand work.

Touched

Touched

2008

Touched by a docu created by Xanthé Hamilton, about a childheaded household in Swaziland. The Vilakati family; 5 orphan children keeping their family together, after loosing their parents to AIDS

Dreaming

Dreaming

2008

Young woman taking care of younger brothers, took a moment for herself, dreaming, while looking at the distance. What is traditionally expected of her, who is she, what does she do? 'Dreaming'

Fetching water

Fetching water

2008

The dayly routine of Swazichildren to fetch water for their dayly business, bathing cooking washing etc.