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Cornelia Brand

"My paintings are a reflection of my complex personality
and adds meaning to my life and color to those of other"
Cornelia Brand


As a child, I used to love wondering off on my own and just absorb and observe the immense space before me. My paintings are always related to an emotional memory. It could be the textures of an object, or the magic of light and color that provokes and motivates me.

I am a police woman, stationed in the Strand, South Africa, with no previous art education. My paintings are strongly influenced by the changes that took place in South Africa and in my life, since democracy where after I, like so many other South Africans, developed a far deeper awareness of the richness of his African environment and legacy. Inspired by that I have developed a passion for art, although no education in such a subject, have ever come to my mind. My paintings are naive and simplistic in form. An earthy influence is present in most works. The use of colors is highlighted by bright colors depicting the multifaceted nation. I work mainly in oils occasionally using a combination of oils and acrylics in some of my works.

September 2004 SA Art , Finalists of Arts and Culture Trust Awards 2004

October 2004 Rialto Art Gallery - Solo Exhibition

November 2004 Chosen for TV coverage on Art by Homemark International

May 2005 Nominated by Arad County Council to participate in Arad
Biennale 2005, Europe.

September 2005 Selected to exhibit in VEO CAPE TOWN SPRING ART FAIR

July 2005 Article in Sarie Magazine

September 2005 International Silver Award 2005

March 2006 Cape Town Visual Arts Festival

April 2006 Art Home Exhibition

Desember 2006 Won international art competition featured in calendar 2007

Januuary 2007 Facial imaging specialist course at FBI Academy, Quantico