I entered the portrait of ‘Marty Whitman’ in the Sanlam National Portrait Competition. On doing research for my subject I came across Martin J. Whitman. He is an incredibly successful American investment advisor, founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Third Avenue Value Fund in New York. I felt his face reflected the journey of achieving his hard earned successes. This piece was selected in the top 5% of over 1 800 entries in the Sanlam National Portrait Competition.
I was honoured to be commissioned to draw the portrait of Madiba. As I do with every piece, I started by drawing his eyes. Honesty, sincerity, pure generosity, absence of vanity, shone through his.
Nelson Mandela’s legacy will stand for all time. Pencil graphite allows me to depict this realism, giving depth, creating distinction and enabling me to reflect the qualities of this legend.
Limited edition prints are available.
They are individually numbered, signed and accompany a certificate of authenticity.