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PORTRAITS – ORIGINAL PAINTINGS 

Woman of Vision

46 x 46cm (18 x 18″ approx)

Izibele Gold leaf African Goddess painting British South African artist Sara Sian
Woman of Hope

46 x 46cm (18 x 18″ approx)

Blue abstract portrait of woman
Still I Rise

100 x 100cm (39 x 39″ approx)

Always female, my portraits aspire to capture the essence, sensuality and inner ‘Goddess’ that I feel all women inherently possess – regardless if it is exuded as bold defiance or a quiet inner calm, it is there nonetheless. There is meaning in the symbolism and mark making in each individual piece which accentuates the rawness of the emotion conveyed. 

“I want people to feel the intensity and emotion that I am trying to convey in each piece of artwork… for them to admire the beauty but to also experience the soul of each individual creation”.

Blue portrait
Do You See Me?

 30 x 30cm (11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ approx)

Image of 'Knowing' painting
Knowing

60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

Image of painting
Count the Ways You Are Beautiful
60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)
Blue portrait
Hold The Dream

60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)

Ulwazi Portraits

Ulwazi (Knowledge)

100 x 80cm (39 x 31″ approx)

Malika female portrait painting artist Sara Sian

Malkia (Queen in Swahili)

100 x 80cm (39 x 31″ approx)

Imani ('Belief')
60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)
Izibele Gold leaf African Goddess painting British South African artist Sara Sian
Izibele ('Grace' in Xhosa)
60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)
Gold leaf African Goddess painting British South African artist Sara Sian
Kioni ('She Who Sees Beyond')
60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)
Anana ('Gentle')
60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)
Nthanda by Sara Siân on wall of bedroom
Nthanda ('Star' in Tumbuka)
60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)
Zalkia by Sara Siân gold leaf
Zalika ('Well Born' in Egyptian)
60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)
Nubia ('Gold')
60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)
Lesedi female portrait gold Sara Sian
Lesedi ('Light' in Sesotho)
60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)
gold necklace African female portraits sketch by mixed medium artist Sara Sian
Zuri ('Beautiful' in Swahili)
60 x 60cm (24 x 24″ approx)
African Goddess painting South African artist Sara Sian
African Goddess
100 x 80cm (39 x 31″ approx)
I Am Outside Looking In, 2019
I Am Outside Looking In
30 x 30cm (12 x 12″ approx)
Kibibi, Child Princess by artist Sara Siân
Kibibi ('Child Princess')
30 x 30cm (12 x 12″ approx)
Unwavering, 2018
Unwavering
25 x 25cm (10 x 10″ approx)
woman naked queen symbol patterns female portrait gold Sara Sian
The Root of Creation

100 x 80cm (39 x 31″ approx)

The Flower of Life, 2019
The Flower of Life
80 x 80cm (31 x 31″ approx)

Women have a strength all of their own, built on hopes and dreams, reality and adversity. I try to bring this into my work. Often, we wear a mask only allowing others so see what we want them to. There is always so much more under the surface. This is what I try to capture and portray.

People often comment on how expressive my work is – particularly the eyes. I feel like I can connect to an emotion and express this, sharing the mood through my work – the sadness, the defiance, the hope, the yearning…

If you like what you see, why not keep in touch?

I’ll send you a newsletter about once a month with preview access to new portraits, artwork, the latest studio news and invitations to exhibitions & shows.

 

 

PREVIOUS WORK

Portraits Melissa
Melissa

38 x 76cm (15 x 30″ approx)

red lips woman portrait painting by artist Sara Sian
African Red II

50 x 92cm (20 x 36″ approx)

mixed medium texture African woman portrait painting by artist Sara Sian
Tender Repose
40 x 40cm (16 x 16″ approx)
female portraits South African artist Sara Sian
Aria (Auric Series)

91 x 76cm (36 x 30″ approx)

Portraits South African artist Sara Sian
Nadene
30 x 30cm (12 x 12″ approx)
African Sophia Goddess portrait painting Sara Sian
Sophia (Goddess of Wisdom)

29.7 x 42cm (12 x 16″ approx)

Portraits Venus ( of Love & Beauty) African Goddess portrait painting Sara Sian
Venus ( of Love & Beauty)

29.7 x 42cm (12 x 16″ approx)

Portraits Circe
Circe (Goddess of Magic)

29.7 x 42cm (12 x 16″ approx)

Portraits
Selene (Goddess of the Moon)

29.7 x 42cm (12 x 16″ approx)

African woman Portraits
Olwen (Goddess of Sunlight)

29.7 x 42cm (12 x 16″ approx)

WILDLIFE ART – ORIGINAL PAINTINGS  

I DONATE A PERCENTAGE OF THE PROCEEDS FROM MY WILDLIFE ARTWORKS TO SELECTED WILDLIFE CHARITIES. 

Below you will find a variety of artworks at various sizes and price points. Please contact me if you would like to find out more. Prints are available for select pieces. The charities I currently support are Project Rhino KZN and The David Shepherd Wildlife Fund (DSFW).

DAVID SHEPHERD WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
WILDLIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021 FINALIST
(EXHIBITION RUNS 25 MAY – 29 JUNE)

The Axe Forgets but the Tree Remembers (African Proverb)

Inkosi (Zulu for King)

Acrylic and mixed media on acrylic paper
23.3 x 35.5cm (9 x 14″)

Sentient

Acrylic and mixed media on acrylic paper
19.5 x 24.5cm (7.6 x 9.6″)

Watchful

Acrylic and mixed media on paper
21 x 24cm (8 x 9.4″)

Intent (Lioness on the Hunt)

Acrylic and mixed media on paper
18 x 24cm (7 x 9.4″)
*Available framed or unframed

Matriarch

Acrylic and mixed media on W&N acrylic paper
24 x 21.5cm (9.5 x 8.5″)

Omkhulu (‘Great One’ in Zulu)

Acrylic and mixed media on paper
21 x 24cm (8 x 9.4″)

The Time Is Now

Acrylic and mixed media on W&N acrylic paper
25.5 x 25.5cm (10 x 10″)

Playful

Charcoal and acrylic on paper
21 x 26cm (8 x 10″)

I See You

Charcoal and acrylic on paper
28 x 31cm (11 x 12″)

Alert

Charcoal and acrylic on paper
21 x 29.5cm (8 x 8″)

On the Hunt

Original acrylic and mixed media on paper
Size: 34 x 24cm (13 x 9.5″)
*Available framed or unframed (R3,450 unframed)

Ingulule (‘Cheetah’ in Zulu)

Charcoal and acrylic on paper
21 x 28cm (8 x 8″)

Always Watchful

Charcoal and acrylic on paper
25 x 20cm (9.8 x 7.8″)

Chimpanzee

Charcoal and acrylic on paper.
Size: 20 x 21cm (7.8 x 8.2″)

Rhino stand by me art African wildlife art Sara Sian

Stand By Me

45 x 45cm (18 x 18″ approx)

Giraffe African wildlife art Sara Sian

Pamoja ('Together' in Swahili)

90 x 53cm (35 x 21″ approx)

leopard African wildlife art Sara Sian
Leopard I

21 x 29.7cm (8 x 12″ approx)

elephant mother and baby painting African wildlife art Sara Sian
By the Light of the Moon

20 x 20cm (8 x 8″ approx)

leopard 2 African wildlife art Sara Sian
Leopard II

21 x 29.7cm (8 x 12″ approx)

If you like what you see, why not keep in touch?

I’ll send you a newsletter about once a month with preview access to new artwork, the latest studio news and invitations to exhibitions & shows.

 

 

WILDLIFE ART – SKETCHES

#SKETCHFORWILDLIFE

These 30-minute sketches were done to raise money for Save the Rhino and Project Rhino KZN

 

My creative focus as an artist is my love of African wildlife and its people. A need to convey the ‘raw’ beauty and emotion of my subject matter is my main aim. It is important to me that my work connects with people in some shape or form”.

Male Lion

33 x 42cm (13 x 16″ approx)

Baby Five - Ellie

21 x 29.7cm (8 x 11.6″ approx)

Lioness

21 x 29.7cm (8 x 11.6″ approx)

Male Lion

33 x 42cm (13 x 16″ approx)

Lioness
30 x 23cm (12 x 9″ approx)
Chimpanzee

21 x 29.7cm (8 x 11.6″ approx)

Intimate

29.7 x 21cm (11.6 x 8″ approx)

Baby 5 - Lion Cub

21 x 29.7cm (8 x 11.6″ approx)

Baby 5 - Rhino

21 x 29.7cm (8 x 11.6″ approx)

Lioness

21 x 29.7cm (8 x 11.6″ approx)

Baby 5 - Buffalo

21 x 29.7cm (8 x 11.6″ approx)

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