Evening Portrait of a Young Man by JolanteHesse

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Oil on Board
One of my entries for the South African SPI Portrait Award. It has just been selected as one of the top 40.
1 200 artists entered 1 792 works.
A portrait of my nephew who sat for this over about 3 months.

September 2013 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Dorina Costras Fine Art Award
Excellence in Portraiture
SoJie 24, September 2013

Traditional Art – 1st Place
SoJie 24, September 2013

Special Recognition Award
SoJie 24, September 2013


young man, portrait, evening

Some years ago I survived a serious attack on my life. During the year of recovery, I did two drawings and found the activity both calming and exciting.
I am studying under Leon Fourie.
I have simplified my life completely and now paint full time.

Art for me, is an intensely personal expression of how I appreciate and perceive life and people.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Slade11 months ago

    Wow Jolante this is exceptional work.I love his expression and pose very much. Bravo my friend.

  • Thanks Anthea…. I have just heard the news; now I am going to have some serious wine!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Cynthia Lund Torroll
    Cynthia Lund T...11 months ago

    That is brilliant!

  • Thanks so much!!!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Martha Mitchell
    Martha Mitchell11 months ago

    Excellent portrait, Jolante, congratulations!

  • Thanks Martha… appreciated!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Shulie1
    Shulie111 months ago

    Wonderful portrait

  • Thank you very much Shulie.

    – JolanteHesse

  • John Douglas
    John Douglas11 months ago

    what expression and expressiveness – ditto everyone else – bravo

  • Much appreciated John!

    – JolanteHesse

  • LisaMM
    LisaMM11 months ago

    fantastic….although that word doesn’t do this superb work justice. The folds of fabric, the stripes, are just wonderful as is his expression. Love it.

  • Many thanks Lisa; this is the second portrait of three. His Aunt made him sit during a time when he was unsure about what do do with his life.

    – JolanteHesse

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke11 months ago

    A gorgeous work. You can see how he is antsy too. :o)

  • Thanks so much Bunny!

    – JolanteHesse

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moore11 months ago

    Jolante, this is such beautiful work; as is all of your work. I love your portraits. He looks a bit pensive, contemplating something that matters; maybe even contemplating boredom— that matters too. :)) Your colors are wonderful of course, and the fabric detail is excellent. Good luck with this exhibition!

  • Thank you Frannie. Much appreciated.

    – JolanteHesse

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendall11 months ago

    Congratulations on the well deserved a ward Jolante!!! Excellent!!

  • Thanks Elizabeth – only final 40….

    – JolanteHesse

  • Alga Washington
    Alga Washington11 months ago

    Wow, amazing, yes, exceptional, perfect!

  • Many, many thanks Alga!

    – JolanteHesse

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