Charcoal Drawings

Young Women Chatting at Dimeka Marke

This is a fairly quick sketch of women at Dimeka market. I love the way they are dressed up and use accessories to decorate themselves in individual ways, such as the girl who is wearing her sunglasses at the back of her neck.

Two Young Hamer Women Relaxing

These two young Hamer women are relaxing in their village, in front of the boundary fence and in between their huts. I like the way their bodies are fading into each other like ghosts.

The A

This abstract drawing is finished for now, I quite like the way it turned out. I would like to tackle a similar theme with paint- but first I need to find a suitable piece of board to paint on!

Young Mursi Tribeswoman

The effects of the scars on this young woman's skin presented an interesting challenge to draw. The original, unframed drawing is for sale for £500. It is 59cm x 85cm. Limited edition Giclee prints are also available to buy for £50 each- A3 size in a run of 250.

Hamer Woman at the Bull-Jumping

This young Hamer woman is a spectator at the bull-jumping ceremony. I wanted to draw her because I love the different textures of her clothing and skin. The original drawing is 59cm x 85cm it is available to buy unframed for £500. Giclee prints are available to buy in a limited run of 250 for £50 each.

Two Hamer Women on Road to Turmi

I met these two on the road to Turmi, they stopped when they saw my Tourist Car and wanted payment for their photographs to be taken. The original drawing, framed, is 119cm x 86cm, it is available to buy for £1500. Also available are Limited Edition giclee prints in a run of 250 at size A3. All are signed and numbered.

Dimeka Market (Bartering over Pots)

This is a scene from the busy market at Dimeka, near Jinka, Ethiopia. The original drawing, framed is 85cm x 59cm, it is available to buy for £700. There are also Limited Edition giclee prints available, in a run of 250 at size A3.

Young Hamer Woman (attitude)

SOLD (ORIGINAL DRAWING)- This drawing, in charcoal on newsprint, was inspired by a photograph by the photographer Ayeto Tesfaye. The original drawing, framed, is 59cm x 85cm, it is available to buy for £400. There are Limited Edition giclee prints in a run of 250 at size A3 (unframed and unmounted). Each one individually signed and numbered.

All the bottoms

A large charcoal drawing of a huddle of women from the Hamer tribe in Turmi, Ethiopia. This drawing was inspired by a photograph by Joyce le Measurer, with her kind permission. The original framed drawing is 149cm x 84cm, it is available to buy for £2000. Giclee prints are also available in a limited run of 250 at size A3. These are unframed and unmounted, each one is individually signed and numbered.

Young Woman from the Arbore Tribe

A woman from the Arbore tribe in the Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia. The original drawing, framed, is 59cm x 85cm. It is available to buy for £600. Also available is a limited edition of giclee prints, each one signed and numbered. The prints are limited to 250, size A3.

Dimeka

Women arranging their goods on their stall at the market at Dimeka, near Jinka, Ethiopia. The original drawing, framed, is 85cm x 59cm. It is available to buy for £700. Giclee prints are also available, in a limited run of 250 at size A3. Each one is signed and numbered.

Young Hamer Woman (Pensive)

SOLD (ORIGINAL DRAWING)-This drawing was inspired by a photograph by the Ethiopian photographer Ayeto Tesfaye. The original drawing, framed, is 59cm x 85cm. It is available to buy for £300. There are also Limited Edition giclee prints available, in a run of 250 at size A3. Each one is signed and numbered.

Young Hamer Girl (Ilko)

A charcoal drawing of Ilko, a young Hamer woman from the Ayke Muko family which featured on the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 documentary, "The Tribe". I met her in the market at Turmi. The original drawing, framed, is 59cm x 85cm. It is available to buy for £400. Also available, a limited run of 250 giclee prints at size A3. Each one is signed and numbered.

Dimeka Market (Bartering Over Pots)

A group of women buying, selling and arranging pots at Dimeka market. In the background is all the rest of the hustle and bustle of the market. The original size of the drawing, framed, is 85cm x 59cm. It is available to buy for £700. There is also a limited run of giclee prints, 250 at size A3. Individually signed and numbered.

Young Hamer Woman

A woman from the Hamer tribe at the Whipping Ceremony. The original drawing, framed, is 59cm x 85cm. It is available for sale for £250. There are also giclee prints available to buy, in a limited run of 250 at size A3. They are individually signed and numbered.

Hamer Woman Bearing the Scars

This drawing shows some of the scars inflicted during the Whipping Ceremony. The woman carries a vuvuzela to wake the Whipper. The original drawing, framed, is 59cm x 85cm. It is available to buy for £400. There is also a limited run of 250 giclee prints, size A3.

Hamer Woman Taunting the Whipper

The woman is taunting the Whipper so that he will whip her. The original drawing, framed, is 59cm x 85cm. It is available to buy for £400. Also available is a limited run of 250 giclee prints at size A3 (unframed and unmounted). Individually signed and numbered.

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