With this portrait I was selected as one of the top forty finalists of 1780 participants in the SPI National Portrait Award Competition in 2013, an achievement that still humbles me. It was an unexpected honor to be recognised among the sterling talent of the other artists.
South Africa is know as the country with a Rainbow Nation, due to diversity and multi cultural societies. An article in a national newspaper re identity and specifically brown identity inspired me. Hence a portrait of a well know South African Dawid Kruiper and members of his immediate family, a rainbow family indeed.