Africa is the continent of romance and mystery. It’s regarded by many as the cradle of mankind, the birthplace of the human race. Even in its urbanized state, Africa is still one of the few continents on earth that provides a natural home to wildlife and vast areas of unspoiled wilderness. It’s a melting pot of diverse cultures, races and religions, a continent held back by colonialism, which stripped it of its riches, manpower and in many cases, dignity. Yet, it grows, forging a deeper knowledge of its sacrifices, that the world at large is only just starting to acknowledge.
Africa is beauty personified, from its majestic mountains to its azure blue shores, its mesmerizing on each chiseled facet, and this beauty lives not only in the land, but in its people, who radiate it much like the sun, which dutifully shines to highlight its assets.
When it comes to art Africa is wealthy beyond measure, from exquisite carvings to etched cave art, the continent abounds with masterpieces both ancient and modern. As a subject for coloring pages, it’s a rich playing ground, a jaunt into sublime joy that is boundless in inspiration. Hopefully, some of that inspiration will create colorists of kids and adults worldwide, while we struggle to keep up with its bounty.