Budding artist Nerissa Brooks (centre) with the painting of the TelEm Group Building that she presented to management during a brief ceremony last week.
POND ISLAND–Budding artist, Nerissa Brooks, has used her love of art to capture the TelEm Group building on canvas for everyone to see.
Ten-year-old Nerissa is the daughter of TelEm Group Human Resources and Development Assistant Carmita Brooks. According to her mother, Nerissa considers the building her home away from home and her daughter thought it fitting to present her work to the management of TelEm Group during a brief ceremony last Wednesday.
“The painting is a bold and bright representation of the company building on Pond Island in brilliant red and white against a deep blue sky with fluffy clouds ahead,” TelEm said in a press release on Sunday.
Nerissa admits to wanting to give up on the piece on several occasions, especially when she laboured over getting the softness of the clouds, just right.
“My fingers and my hands were hurting me so much,” said the young artist, who also credited her mother and her art teacher Tess Verheij for encouraging and inspiring her to continue until the painting was completed.
Carmita thanked TelEm Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Helma Etnel, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kendall Dupersoy for the encouragement of her daughter and Verheij for allowing Nerissa to complete the painting during her art class. “I am very proud of what she has done and the fact that she stuck to it,” her mother said.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/66965-budding-artist-captures-telem-building-on-canvas