|Medium||Hand-painted on Natural Silk|
|Size||The silk artwork has a white frame around it. Silk artwork measures approx. 24.3cm tall by 19.6cm wide (portrait). The white frame measures approx. 35.3cm tall by 28cm wide|
|Copyright||Images and text © Maria Rova|
Davui Shell on Silk
This work of art was painted on pure, white silk, a medium the artist loves working with because of its beautiful sheen. Employing the age-old ‘serti’ technique, Rova uses special dyes and ‘gutta’ resist to create the brilliant blends of color which have become her trademark. Each work of silk art is painted by hand, often as part of a series of numbered Limited Edition Originals which the artist builds up slowly, one painting at a time.
M.W. Rova works from her home in Nadi, Fiji. Her artwork is inspired by the diverse wildlife of the Fiji Islands, with its amazing range of plants and animals, and striking land and sea scapes. The ideas for many of her paintings have grown out of visits to her husband’s village on the ‘Garden Island’ of Taveuni in northern Fiji, where his extended family lead a traditional lifestyle in harmony with the sea and tropical jungle around them.