Size: 12"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
I remember a time in my life when rainy days made me sad. Driving through dirt roads in Africa and wading through deep potholes of roads that were supposed to be tarred. Avoiding the ditches and trying not to fall into the gutters which had been covered by the flood. Those days I would drive through unimaginably terrible streets watching those whose engines had given up and thanking God that I had invested good money in purchasing my brand new Jeep.
Living in San Francisco however ,has given me a different appreciation for the rain. Here, the city gets a positive makeover. The rain ignites it’s beautiful rainbow colors which bounce back and forth the darkened wet shining surfaces of smooth streets and ancient buildings that still stand tall and proud. The bright blue skies descend below like an abstract mirror image of themselves. The car lights add glitter and shimmer and the people with their colorful umbrellas complete the masterpiece of such a gorgeous ensemble, like The Lady in the Pink Umbrella.
Nina Fabunmi is a contemporary representational artist with an MFA Painting from the Academy of Art University where she is currently a member of faculty. Her work has been exhibited in Europe, Africa and America. She has won several awards and has been published in renowned art magazines such as the American Art Collector, Southwest Art and Artist Portfolio Magazine. She is known for her emotionally charged expressive technique which is primiraly derived by the use of a palette knife. She is also vast in portraiture, figures, landscapes and cityscapes. Inspired by her roots and environment, her paintings capture the beauty, and energy of the bay area where she resides. ninafabunmi.com