Dem Pikin Dem

Meaning of the painting: Two smiling kids on the map of Salone. This painting depicts two smiling kids sharing a meal.  A common practice in Sierra Leone of communal eating with hands which also brings people, strangers & friends together regardless of religion or status.

Size of the Paintings: 12 In by 12 in

Material Used: Acrylic & Ink on Canvas

Artist Bio

Felix Rhodes

Felix Rhodes is a Sierra Leonean based graphic designer, illustrator, painter & sculptor. He is well known for his very colourful and vibrant abstract expressionist work. With a life long ability to create art & a BFA in arts, he is focused on depicting everyday lives of people, animals, the environment and social issues. He works with different mediums including oil & acrylic paints, charcoal, pastels & wire and found objects on different surfaces. 

He also paints wall murals. He also combines different mediums to create unique pieces to bring attention to the connectivity of nature and man-made objects with attention to sustainability & environmental protection. With also having interests in design innovations, he utilizes his trainings & skills in craft & sculpture building to design & build innovative solutions for various problems & needs Felix was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone and earned his BFA & AAS in Art & Graphic Design at Minnesota State University & Bergen Community College, NJ.

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