Hello! fellow Artists and Artprize visitors. First and foremost this art work is Limited Edition Original Artwork and it is for sale. Second I hail from Zimbabwe Southern Africa and although you may not get great news reports on it, it is an amazing place to create art and be inspired and this is my 4th Artprize!! isnt that fantastic! I am a self taught Artist who is constantly exploring new art techniques and styles. I draw a varity of things from human portraiture to fun doodling colouring books and alot of animals in between in various styles and mediums. This years artwork is in Acrylic paints on heavy Archers Watercolour paper it is to share the connection the wonderful people who dedicate their lives to caring for these baby orphan animals. Permissions were granted for the use of the reference photographs from the photographers. I love creating art whether it is for school plays or a private collection. I am currently working on several projects that you can follow on facebook Mandy Kehayias Artist one of which is painting quilting quarters for a pensioner who quilts for her income, another is a new colouring book. I try to keep up todate to keep my viewers entertained. Living in Zimbabwe as an Artist you have to find alternate ways to source materials or sell your work internationally. When my friends from Grand Rapids introduced me to Artprize three years ago, it has encouraged me to think out the box and this years display is carrying a wow factor about it. Thanks to Artprize I have expanded my skills and come up with something new again!. I have never been over to the States and had no idea what it was about, I was blown away at the enormity of it and think it is a fantastic way to get work out there into the market. I am working on becoming an internationally recognized artist who exhibits all over the world, at this moment I have sold work to South Africa, Botswana, Scotland, Australia, Northern Ireland, England, Cyprus, Australia and America so I am almost there! I also have a series of adult and childrens colouring books that are Safari African themed with animals and doodle designed landscapes. These are avaliable on Etsy shop name: AcinonyxArt and my web page www.Mandykehayias.com The wildlife this year are three of my favourite African animals the Pangolin, Elephant and Rhino who are all being brutally exterminated by poachers at a rate that may make them extinct in a few short years. I am passionate about wildlife and animal rights as they have no voice and with my art I hope to be a voice in the world that speaks out and reminds us that there is more to life.
Mandy's ArtPrize Entries
These are Mandy's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Mandy's Past Work
These are images of past work that Mandy has done.