- 23-year-old George Mokwena is a talented and passionate artist from Lephalale, Limpopo
- He painted a local petrol station recently and not only did the station purchase his painting, but they found him an art school
- The petrol station will also be funding Mokwena's studies as well as all his living expenses
George Mokwena is a young artist from Lephalale, Limpopo. He has been promoting his work on social media for a while now and it has finally paid off. Mokwena painted a nearby petrol station recently.
The station owner met Mokwena and fell in love with the painting, he purchased it immediately. The petrol station, known as Elegant Fuels, has found an art school for 23-year-old Mokwena and will financially support both his studies and living expenses.
This is a big win for such a young and talented artist. Elegant fuels shared the news through a series of posts on Twitter.
Take a look at the petrol station's tweets below:
Mokwena's friend @BabyPana23 shared the news as well:
Take a look at some of the responses below:
"Awesome piece of art..."
In other news about artists, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a local artist that uses mud for her masterpieces. Gwambe Mamoraka Willemina is one of many skilled individuals in our rainbow nation.
Gwambe is making a name for herself with her mud artwork. In 2017, Gwambe entered the Arnold Classic Africa Art Competition. After entering twice before, Gwambe secured the top place with her uniquely South African artwork.
Gwambe shared that she is an unemployed social worker and is self-taught in terms of her art. She was inspired to start her art journey after losing both her mother and sister a year apart.
Briefly.co.za also reported on another local artist who works hard despite his disability. Jelena Mandic shared a few images of artist Surprise Khoza to the #ImStaying group. Part of her post read:
"Surprise studied fine art at Wits and specialises in painting and mixed media, creating South African art that views the world through his unique perspective."
A post on Suprise's Facebook page stated that he paints using either his mouth or his hands, depending on the artwork. Surprise also relies on a wheelchair for mobility and has prosthetic legs. Surprise utilises his body in whatever way he can.
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