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Zalea Dold



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50X70 cm

Original painting - Oil on Canvas

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This painting is part of a series of woman from South Africa. This African beauty is called NOMUULA, which means 'rain' in Xhosa. Rain brings life, growth, sustenance, freshness and washes away the dirt of our souls. NOMUULA represents all women who make a difference in the lives of the people around them, to all mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters. Those women that care for others, that give themselves so others can grow.
NOMUULA has a zest for life and a heart of gold. She works hard and is very generous with her time, money and love. She just can't sit still and her mind is always busy. Her favourite colour is yellow, and, boy oh boy, can she cook up a storm. Her house always smell like stews, roasts and cinnamon cookies. Her pantry is never out of stock and how she keeps her apron squeaky clean is a mystery. NOMUULA never goes anywhere without her lipstick and false lashes. She believes a lady must be able to use make-up and spices in abundance. She loves sitting outside with lemon-tea when it rains. In summer she swims more than her own children and in winter her fireplace never goes out. Her bff is an accountant who never wears make-up, so NOMUULA made it her personal goal to fix that...without any success. She grew up with an alcoholic father, so she pledged not to ever drink wine. She only cooks with it. And only 3 drops of Vodka on her oysters, with 2 drops of Tabasco. She sings the loudest in the church choir and she always serves the coffee after the service, just so she can meet new people. NOMUULA talks a lot, but listens even better. She hates dishonest people and that is also the only time you will hear her swear. Watching the news is not good for her blood pressure.

"Oh NOMUULA, you make a house feels like a home and a glass of water like Chai Tea. I want your zest grated all over me!"

This series tells the stories of a handful of women, who indirectly represent women all over the world. I try to convey the story, personalities and character of these ladies, while also trying to inspire the viewer to search their true authentic self when they look into their eyes. What do you see in them? Can you guess their story? What is your first impression? Looks can be deceiving…And when you look closely, what you see in yourself? What is your story? What do you portray to the world?

And is it real?

(Reference photo by Oladimeji Odunsi)

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