Grady Zeeman

Swellendam, South Africa

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I paint for I am a passionate, powerful woman, with something to say. Growing up I was surrounded and inspired by very powerful women in my family. My great grandmother not only raised 13 children, but assisted her husband in building their business. She, with her sister the well-known Afrikaans author Maria E Rothmann “MER,” were also very much involved in politics during the Anglo- Boer War. My dad’s three spinster aunts had careers, especially my favorite, Ursula, who was a qualified teacher, social worker and nurse who worked on the Red Cross train in Europe during World War 2. My maternal grandmother raised her daughters alone after her divorce at 35. As a teenager I was powerful, convinced I could do and be anything, always advocating women’s rights and equality. I studied and worked in Cape Town as a fashion designer before marrying a farmer from my home-town. It was made clear that my role should be that of the supportive wife. It took years of hard work to regain faith in my capabilities, confidence in being me and my self-worth. Unfortunately my story is the same as so many other women. For that reason most of my art revolves around females and their plea for recognition and equality. My preferred medium is oil, though I start with a thin layer of acrylic. Often I add other mediums, depending on the theme. As my life has different aspects, I find using the different media and textures represent me best. I am grateful for my journey, for I have learned that I am strong, I can endure, I am capable, But most of all, I am a wild, wise, woman of worth.

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She Learned To See Herself, 2022

Oil on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500

She Learned To Value The Beauty Of The Moment, 2022

Oil on Canvas

39.5" x 27.5"

$1900

She Learned To Value Her Own Sensuality, 2022

Oil on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500

She Learned To Say No, 2022

Oil on Canvas

39.5" x 27.5"

$1900

She Learned To Have Faith In Her Abilities, 2022

Oil on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500

She Learned To Celebrate Her Life, 2022

Oil on Canvas

39.5" x 27.5"

$1900

She Learned To Be Centred, 2022

Acrylic & Oil on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500

Limited Belief Release, 2021

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500

Awakening, 2021

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

27.5" x 55"

$2100

She learned to value her choices, 2022

Oil on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500

Broken-hearted, 2021

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500

Corruption, 2021

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

27.5" x 55"

$2100

Negative ions, positive vibes, 2021

Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500

She learned to value her freedom, 2021

Oil on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500

She learned to value herself, 2021

Oil on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500

Innocence, 2021

Oil on Canvas

27.5" x 27.5"

$1500