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W: 800mm x H: 1050mm x D: 5mm
W: 31" x H: 41" x D:
Approx. Weight: 4kg
This work is
framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
About "Angel Harvest"
"Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" Hebrews 1:14
A surge of beautiful energy and power is created in the form of golden-lit angels, descending from heaven to serve and assist us in understanding God and His Word. The sealed scroll in the foreground represents this Wisdom.
Four dominant female figures are acutely overlapped to form angular counter-diagonals that assist in portraying dynamic energy. Clear lines and folds seen throughout the composition have the same purpose.
The use of a smooth, refined technique allowed reflected light to clearly bounce from one form to another. This Light is as much part of the subject matter as the figures themselves.
Muted tones were used with strong contrasts in light and dark, an Italian-inspired chiaroscuro, which enhances the dramatic effect.
The five 'angels' consume our space as they crowd the lower half of the format. They are on a glorious, eternal mission.
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Shelley Reeves completed her Bachelor of Fine Art degree at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, in 1994, majoring in Painting, History of Art, and Psychology. Her 4th Year Final Exam Self-Portrait was purchased by the University at the end of that year.
She completed a Higher Diploma in Education-Secondary at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth in 1995. Teaching secondary school Visual Art for 13 years resulted in numerous teens being inspired to pursue careers in Fine Art, Architecture, Fashion/Jewellery/Graphic Design, Animation, Advertising and Teaching.
Her deep respect for Scripture and Spirituality forms the core of her artistic inspiration, together with social interactions with an array of people from various cultural backgrounds. Her psychological understanding of the heart of man continues to ignite in her a compassionate, humble and cognitive love for humanity.
Shelley chose to stay at home to take care of her two energetic toddlers when they arrived in Dec 2010 and Mar 2012.
She plans to move on to produce Fine Art that seemlessly and abstractly reflects her innate passion for Home Interiors, Construction and Design, combining these aesthetics with her maturing spirituality.
1995 - Solo exhibition at Cleary Park Shopping Centre, PE.
1998 - Group exhibition at Cuyler Street Art Gallery, PE.
1999 - Group exhibition at Cuyler Street Art Gallery, PE.
2001 - Group exhibition at Cuyler Street Art Gallery, PE.
2007 - Group exhibition at Carl van Aswegen Library, CT.
BFine Art (Rhodes University), H.D.E (NMMU)
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