Thursday, February 21, 2013

Painting by Lara Mellon in Bilene, Mocambique

Painting by Lara Mellon

An artist paints from heart and soul. At least my friend Lara does. The beauty lies in the merging of one's own reality with that of another person. In purchasing artwork one of the criteria is that of identification. A classic example of this is seen when the authors of this Bilene Home in Mozambique purchased a Lara Mellon painting from Fat Tuesday Gallery in Kloof last year. It captured the essence of this part of the world, even capturing the little Jack Russell belonging to them.

Colours and textures marry and I delightfully share this artist's painting with you as I see it in the new lounge of Bilene, Mocambique.

Kormarants and Sea gulls gather together
Mellon is the founder of everyONEcounts campaign, soliciting artworks from artists to raise funds. Her first auction raised R300 000 for a home for abandoned babies. This years campaign is around the issue of human trafficking. Join us in the plight. Most Recently Lara Mellon was nominated as a possible candidate for a LeadSA hero -" a person using his or her resources, energy and time to give back to the community to help solve the many problems that face our society." (Sunday Tribune Feb 3 2013)


Fishing boat in the reeds

My favourite view where river meets lagoon




Soft fabrics
Flamingoes!

Broken boats



The Bilene Lagoon

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