Exotic Gold (SML)
Ink, acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
130 x 130cm
Franschhoek based painter Heike Allerton - Davies works mainly with the female form. Her aim is to capture her subjects in their realities with an honesty that cannot be fabricated.
"My work has always been consumed with the female body and the stories and histories carried in this body. I live in an area where the trauma of our violent history can be seen in the women I encounter every day. I do not claim to be their voice - I only wish to acknowledge them and affirm that I see them."