Waiting for my True Love by whittyart

Acrylic on canvas

Inspired by traditional Japanese art I decided to explore the elusive yet beautiful world of being a Geisha.
“Geisha” ( pronounced ‘Gay-sha’ ) means artist in Japanese. The ‘real’ Geisha was not a common prostitute, the first Geishas were men who entertained patrons through artistry. The Geisha evolved into being the role of a woman in Japan, holding the equivalent status to celebrities today for their time.
The different forms of art they performed were tea ceremonies, dancing, calligraphy, painting, music, not to mention they were and still are walking pieces of art. Hence, these amazing iconic figures have inspired paintings with a contemporary edge.
Nicole Whitty
Self Portrait of myself in another time.


Welcome to Whitty Art and thankyou for viewing my artwork/s.
I am an Australian Artist exhibiting since 1999 and selling my art internationally, spreading the creative energy of colour and expression and appreciating all who value my work to purchase it. Thankyou for supporting the world of Art and myself as an artist.

Nicole Whitty Art

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  • whittyart
    whittyartover 6 years ago

    The Japanese writing on this piece means TRUE LOVE.

  • Melissa Park
    Melissa Parkover 6 years ago

    Congratulations!! this image has been

    in Prize Challenges

  • Thankyou so much for the feature, you have made my day!!! :)

    – whittyart

  • Davide Montellanico
    Davide Montell...over 6 years ago

    Beautiful! This is very tender. May be she is Madama Butterfly!? Everytime I listen this opera, I cry…

  • thankyou for your deep words in response to my work Davide.
    I really appreciate your time & feedback :)

    – whittyart

  • marak
    marakabout 6 years ago

    love this one

  • thankyou :-)

    – whittyart

    JUSTARTalmost 6 years ago


  • thanks :-)

    – whittyart

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    A phenomenally stylish painting ! I love scene, the brushwork and the colours used.

  • Thankyou for your detailed response & complimentary support reflector :-)

    – whittyart

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful piece of work, entirely unique

  • thankyou so much… I really appreciate your comment :-)

    – whittyart

  • Louise Mercer
    Louise Mercerover 5 years ago

    this is lovely,i especially like the way youve done the hair

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    Aloha, it is a beautiful work of art and I very much enjoy reading your wonderful commentary. Congratulations on your feature today in Soul Mates

    28 July 2009


    – whittyart

  • hohoemi
    hohoemiover 5 years ago

    this is beautiful…. i love it :-)

  • Thankyou so much Erin xx

    – whittyart

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