• Lost and Longing Print


The original painting was done in acrylics on canvas by © 2019 Elma Ferreira.

I grew up in Pretoria in South Africa, which is about 1400km away from Cape Town.  The first time the family came to Cape Town on holiday, I was about five or six years old, and I said that day that I will one day live in this awe-inspiring city at the foot of Africa, where the two greatest oceans of the world meet.  I have never stopped dreaming about moving to Cape Town.  Many many years later, I decided to paint this picture of little me, staring at Table Mountain, looking lost and longing for my dream to come true.  The painting was deliberately done so that I could look at it every day to remind me that my dream WILL come true.  A year after I have painted this painting, my house was sold and I moved to Cape Town.

When I arrived In Cape Town, I wrote the following: 

One should never stop dreaming. Never. To let go of the vision is like goofing the gears of your garrison, becoming crippled and caged and corked like a widowed wine without fragrance. Life can only be tasted and tongued through the dream that daintily dons the senses.


  • All prints are produced in high-quality resolution, depending on the print size. 
  • The DEFAULT selling size and price shown is A3.
  • All paintings are available in canvas print sizes from A0 to A5 - see dropdown below item for pricing on alternate sizes.
  • To order a custom sized block mounted canvas Contact Us for pricing and provide LxWxH (the default height for most block mounted canvases are approximately 25mm)
  • If you would like to order any canvas print in a different format than block mounted canvas (printed canvas only, matte or glossy poster, electronic format, please Contact Us for pricing.
Original size 608 x 455 x 15 mm Original custom size 608 x 455 x 15 mm - Digital canvas print will have to be mounted on a custom made mounting board with a 25mm border instead of a 15mm border. If you need it in a smaller or bigger size (relatively scaled), feel free to contact me at info@pencilproof.com for pricing on a different size, bearing in mind that all custom sized mounting boards are a little bit more expensive.

Write a review

Please login or register to review

Lost and Longing Print

  • Product Code: LostAndLongingPrint
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $250.00