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Wednesday, 6 February 2008

February Artist @ Kristine's Coffee Shop

Odette Williams
I was born in Africa, DR of the Congo. I started to draw all the interesting places in my home town and the brousse (bush). But I had to leave everything behind.

I haven't done any drawing or painting until I came here in Biloela where I met a lovely lady "Dorte" who ask me to join the BAVA group. Thanks to her, I started painting late 2006 and really enjoy it. I am not very good yet but I can see improvement already.

I really love acrylics painting. I would love to improve my watercolour and pastel, but one thing at the time.

I prefer painting African view as I miss my country a lot, and the colour can be so vibrant. I also love the ocean, water...
I really hope you will like my paintings at Kristine's in February and I Thank You, Juanita for your support with the local artworks.

Congratulations Odette, you have sold some of your paintings.
You will be so thrilled.
Kym :)


  1. Congratulations Odette! I can't wait to go have a look - looks fantastic :)

  2. Love this African sunset!

  3. I especially like that one at the top, Odette, it looks tribal, bit like an aboriginal painting, to me.


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