An Ethiopian Dream

  • An Ethiopian Dream

  • Cloud

  • Canopy

  • Dress Shop

  • Prophesy

  • Cans

  • Dark Matter

  • Veils

  • Turning

  • Prayers

  • Sunshade

  • Doorway

  • Chat Market

  • Foreigner

  • On Market Road

  • Rock Hewn

  • Other Side of the World

  • Shadow

  • Butterfly Effect

  • Passing

  • Sticks

  • Pitches

  • shoppers

  • Shoeshiners

  • Market Girls

  • Waiting

  • Conversation

  • The Miracle of St George

  • Ethiopia Study - The Honey Store

  • Ethiopia Study - Chat Sellers

  • Ethiopia Study - Harar Women

  • Ethiopia Study - Parasol

  • Harar Market

  • Street Tailor

  • Chat Sellers

These paintings were created after an 8-week trip through Northern Ethiopia. The route took me from Addis Ababa to various sacred sites and centres of pilgrimage, including Lake Tana, where there many ancient monasteries hidden on tiny islands on the vast lake, Aksum, reputed to be the resting place of the holy Ark of the Covenant, Lalibela, where entire churches are carved out of the ground, and the sacred islamic city of Harar. The country is one that has a prevailing air of mystery and wonder, and I trued to let that seep into the paintings, whether they were of everyday street scenes, or the sacred sites themselves.