Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), a world-wide iconic figure, and one of my best loved images. Today is the 103nd anniversary of his birth on 18th July. South Africans have commemorated his life as Mandela Day since 2009, remembering his achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.
My scratchboard work was completed in 2002 and was based on a picture published in a local Afrikaans newspaper, which gave me permission to use their photograph as a reference. The original work has been on exhibition at a number of galleries in and around Cape Town and various prints have been made for retail.
The full range of prints is still available through this website and for overseas customers prints and other lifestyle items featuring the image are available from Fine Art America.
For further information: contact me by phone/whatsapp on +27 79 247 7532 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org