Born in Zimbabwe, I grew up in a rural area, in Bulawayo called Tsholotsho. I started drawing as a boy & enjoyed typical African rural activities like herding cattle with friends. This served as an inspiration and I started drawing cattle and wildlife animals like the greater kudus we would encounter during cattle herding in the bush. I moved to tourist hotspot Victoria Falls in 1999 for Secondary Education & really focused on my art in 2002 soon after finishing O’level education. At school I enjoyed drawing still life subjects and tried to research some designing concepts. During those times there was practically no computer technology to help in research. Every research depended on magazines and newspaper cut-outs. I was inspired & introduced to professional art industry by Sanele Dhlomo & the late Jimmy James Nkomo who have been drawing & painting at the Victoria Falls Art Corner since 2001 next to Lola’s Tapas, a very popular attraction and restaurant once known as The Boma in Victoria Falls.
Without any high profile education, it’s great having professional wildlife artists like Larry Norton around to inspire us to keep going even in hard times. On a daily basis I am seeking for other opportunities & avenues to exhibit my works.
Looking forward to reach greater heights in this industry is the daily meal of the soul.