“The Scramble For Africa”

Original Oil Painting

Oil On Canvas 

91cm X 62cm

Created 2021

“Africa is poor, but we can try and help its people”. It’s a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce assumptions and stories about Africa that we’ve heard throughout our lives. We reconfirm our image of Africa. Try something different. “Africa is rich but we steal its wealth.”

I wanted to show the child as Africa pulled one way and the other by the West who have taken the riches from Africa for centuries and left the people of Africa to suffer and fight for the crumbs.

original oil painting james earley

This painting is available to purchase. 

The painting is professionally framed in a handcrafted frame and will come with a signed certificate of authenticity.

The painting will be tracked and insured during delivery and delivery is free 

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