Ogechi ~ The Greatest of God's Times

24.00"W x 24.00"H x 2.0"D

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Shirley Slemc


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: mixed media, modern art, african art

Media: acrylic on hardwood panel

Size: 24"W x 24"H x 2"D

Year Created: 2016

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Ogechi-The Greatest of God’s Times is a beautiful painting that features a stunning and timeless image of a magnificent African woman. Ogechi is a wonderful depiction of traditional African history blended with today’s contemporary modern African culture. She is painted on a sturdy wooden canvas. The glimmering gold and rust tones are the perfect backdrop for the charcoal gray profile image of the regal Ogechi.

I am continuously amazed and awed by the rich history and unique story of African culture, and I have been since I was a young child. In my mind’s eye, I imagine this graceful and stately woman both in her struggles and triumphs. My greatest wish is that everyone who views this incredible statement piece will join me in appreciating the majestic beauty of all African women.

An artist, designer and owner of Shirley’s Loft, Shirley uses acrylics, mica pigments, resin, and other materials to create free-flowing, original paintings for both living and working spaces. She begins with a blank canvas and no idea which colors will be used or how the final piece will look. Using her God-given creativity, Shirley channels her emotions and experiences through her fingers and onto the canvas. A family affair, her talented husband makes each canvas and finished pieces are named by one of her four sons. There is no lid on Shirley’s box! Her creations are inspired by her designer’s eye, but also rooted in her deep Christian faith. She doesn’t know what is next, what she’ll be called to create—because she is truly called to use her artistic gifts to reach others, with urban Cleveland Art, African Art, Christian Art, and Contemporary Abstract Art. She is excited to see what is next! In Shirley’s opinion, art should never be limited to hanging on a wall. She is an experienced interior staging specialist and interior designer—as well as an artist. For many years, she has paired her love of painting and talent for interior design to create beautiful, inspired, spaces for others. Shirley’s Loft trades in everything from contemporary and abstract art to custom tables, doors, and a whole lot more. She transforms spaces by adding color, personality, emotion and sophistication. Shirley is happy to collaborate with those wanting to commission a piece of custom art.

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