Welcome to the studio!
Amy Ayanda Lester is an artist and musician based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her paintings and prints draw inspiration from the local landscape, its flora and colours. Images of proteas, fynbos and the familiar silhouette of Table Mountain recur in both her illustrative work and her more impressionistic canvas pieces. In subject, she returns often to her great grandmother’s flower farm in Constantia from which the family was forcibly removed in the1960s under the Group Areas Act.
Reflecting on her historical ties to the land, Amy explores themes of longing and belonging; her work a tender and intimate engagement with home. The places she paints are both real and imagined, a place to come back to – the body of a mother, a mountain, a field of flowers. More recently she has begun illustrating her daughters night time stories, this can be found under the collection Princess Buttercup and her Rainbow Adventures.
Studio Address and times
48 Albert Road
Side Street Studios
Open for collections Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-4pm Please contact me directly if you are collecting 0607929679