This artwork was inspired by the hardworking village women of northern South Africa. A dear friend of mine, who reigns from the proud Ndebele Tribe of Limpopo, has told me many stories of how the young girls and women in her village have the responsibility of bringing water to the small community. These women would walk for many kilometres through the African terrain to fill their jars with water from the nearest river. To pass the time, they would sing gospel songs in unison as they made the long trek home.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 61 x 76 x 3.5 cm
About the artist:
Ashley Bunting is a South-African-born artist who now resides on the sunny Gold Coast of Australia. Ashley is committed to creating captivating artworks that are created from her personal interests and influences. Fascinated by the beauty of femininity, her artworks often feature lady-like figures, elegant themes, and soft colour palettes. You would notice that most of her artworks are figurative work and portraits, which stems from her intrigue of capturing candid moments and expressions. Another influence for her artwork has been the beautiful Gold Coast and her love for the ocean, as many of her paintings have relaxed, coastal themes. Her artworks are a celebration of life and people, and the beauty therein.