Why we started The Next Canvas

The love of art and culture breathes life and love into the relationship I have with my husband, Jason. After having seen many beautiful galleries and exhibitions together in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia, we realized that there was very little in the way of Ethiopian artwork shown beyond Ethiopia’s borders. Like so much of Africa, the true style and sensibility of Ethiopian art and culture remains virtually unknown by most people who like us, are not “experts” or “critics” of art. From this awareness came the idea for The Next Canvas. We wanted to use the power of the internet and social media to shine a light on the beauty, the elegance and the incredible grace of Ethioart and the talents of so many young Ethiopians who have much to offer the art world. We have tried to provide a bit of background on the artists as well as the land of Ethiopia on The Next Canvas website. We hope that by visiting our site that you learn a little bit more about the beautiful people and culture of Ethiopia. Of course every piece of artwork on the website has a story behind it; one that is unique to the artist as well as to the canvas. We hope the story continues with you and those you love when you make our artwork part of your home and family.