Business has been doing well for visual artist during lock down as a result of tough econimic times and pandemic outbreak.
The 19 year- old self-taught visual artist, Khomotso Phetla from deep rural village of Monsterlus outside Groblersdal pours his heart into art and get his clients online during lockdown using social media.
The articulate artist spend his time painting and drawing. He uses different medium drawing such as graphite, pencil, Ball point pen, pastel oil paint. He can draw anything he lays his own eyes on from portraits, landscape paintings.
“With my art this is how i am expressing my inner feelings and imagination”.
He said” The quest for orders motivate me to focus in improving my art”.
“I have been drawing since I was young, I started excelling at school and the love for my in born talent started to blossom when i use YouTube beginner tutorials to nurture my skills”.
“I have been motivated by my parents when they encouraged me to spend my leisure time indoors nurturing my talent”.
“I am getting support from family, community and my parents who raised me and encourage to follow my passion.”
“My mother displayed my art work all over house back home”.
Now Phetla ‘s wish is to go to university to study art and become a professional artist so that he can open his art academy in his own village.
He clients are all over the country who commission his art work. They orders online and he receive positive feedback every time he get the order delivered.