Secrets of Africa - Golden Gate by JolanteHesse

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Oil on board, 72×52cm
I did a consulting project for a hotel with the same name during 2011. The hotel would be situated just off the painting to the right. The view from my room was the other side of this ‘rock’. The colours in summer really are this intense in this area of South Africa..


landscape, africa

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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  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Guendalyn!

    – JolanteHesse

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 2 years ago

    Awwwwwwwwwwww the pure drama and theatre is simply wonderful dear Jolante , those earthy colors with that bead of light sooooooooooooooo showcases your immense talent…. Wow

  • Thank you Paul, the colours really ARE this intense in this region!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 2 years ago

    AMAZING WORK!!!!!!!

  • I appreciate your commenting very much Vitta!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 2 years ago

    Amazingly alive. The colours so vibrant and solid. Love this Jolante.

  • Thanks so much Maree. I appreciate your comment very much!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingabout 2 years ago

    This is exquisite!~!!!

  • Thank you Robin!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 2 years ago

    Lovely art Jolante!

  • Thanks Elizabeth, yours is next!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous and dramatic colors, a very rich and intense work, Jolante. Brilliant painting!

  • Thank you very, very much Seth! I really appreciate the encouragement. It is difficult to step out of my portrait-comfort zone.

    – JolanteHesse

  • Franck Balestracci
    Franck Balestr...about 2 years ago

    Magnificent work Jolante !

  • Merci beaucoup, Franck!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 2 years ago

    Wonderful work, Jolante

  • Many thanks Shulie!

    – JolanteHesse

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    06-07-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • I really appreciate the honour Kira!

    – JolanteHesse

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