Two women with a child

Once I was travelling with two midwives in a remote area in Yemen. They wanted to check up on a Bedouin woman who had experienced some difficulty in giving birth to her child.  When we drove up to the Bedouin camp I was struck by the strength and stoic posture of the women that came out to meet us. At the same time there was a lot of curiosity in the way they looked at me, a ‘stranger’ from the West.  In this painting I try to capture some of that strength, dignity and captivating presence of that moment in time.

2019 – 100×150 cm – mixed media, acrylic and oil paint on canvas