Innocence at its best

Innocence at its best

Artwork by Mahlet Gebre

Innocence at its best

My name is Mahlet Birhanu Gebre, I was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Growing up, I was blessed with a caring family. My late father, Birhanu Gebre, was a professional painter and he has especially encouraged me to explore art after observing my talent in drawing at an early age. As a child, I grew up surrounded by art materials and I believe it’s this early exposure that has facilitated my interest to be engaged in arts soon.

Apart from my academic studies at school, I have always enjoyed participating in sketching and painting activities. Along with studying Psychology at Addis Ababa University, I was enrolled at Enlightment Art Academy, a private art school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I am currently pursuing my Master’s education at University of Bergen in Norway. I consider myself as a self-taught artist with some knowledge gained from Art academies. Although I am not a full time artist, a typical day for me would always involve having my pencils in my hands.

Most of my works are influenced by beauty, color, women, and traditional Ethiopian hand woven clothes. I describe my works as a blend of fashion and art. In addition, I draw portraits of people and still life paintings. At last, I can simply say my soul is immersed into arts and hope to share more of my works with you soon.

I believe my passion for arts and the fact that I have been practicing it from childhood will make me a suitable candidate to win “how to draw”.

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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. alexmulatu says:

    Mahilet Berhanu is a highly suitable individual for this her commitment, passion and intelligence make her highly deserving of the honor and opportunity bestowed by to further support this nomination, I would be pleased to express in more detail my personal insight into Mahilet Berhanu unique talents and qualifications and I would welcome the opportunity to mention additional information up on request and please feel free to contact me at any time.

  2. Samuel says:

    I’ve been interested in the works of Mahlet since I saw her first piece. Her unique way of depicting beautiful Ethiopian art has captured the attention of many artists and art lovers including myself. Young, passionate, all rounded and with unparalleled artistic ability I am convinced that Mahlet is one of the most prominent and upcoming artists to keep an eye for.

  3. bazin says:

    Simple, beautiful and elegant ethiopian lady. I would like to see more of your work. Every success start with desire and you have it. Good luck.

  4. dawit mekuriaw says:

    Mahlet is one sweet talented girl. Her drawings are interesting and and can attract anyone who even don’t appreciate arts. She is gifted and has good behavior. Mahlet /kuku wish u a good luck.

  5. Henok Abiye says:

    I could see some of Mahlet’s remarkable works. I found them very interesting and are sound for we Ethiopians as her drawing glorify the deep beauty of Ethiopian art and culture. Go go Mahlet and thank you!

  6. TTesfa says:

    Mahelet I love how you’ve integrated the swan like neck and gaze with this beautiful Ethiopian girl and her Shuruba. I wonder where I saw those swans before ….hmmmmm?

  7. Haile says:

    I have known Mahlet’s drawings since long time and I have a big appreciation. This simple, colorful and marvelous work of her shows the beauty of an Ethiopian woman in a traditional clothe and hairstyle. Mahlet’s use of colors in this work is beautiful and amazing. Good Luck

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