Arthur Azevedo is an internationally renowned artist from Zimbabwe. Our collection showcases Arthur's charcoal sketches.
'The greatest artists are children. When you give them a pencil and a piece of paper, they simply start drawing without thinking about composition and contrasts between light or dark. They don't work by the rules and they are always satisfied with the outcome. My work is inspired by children.'
- Anthony Bumhira
'Since I grew up in rural areas I was so used to the rural lifestyle. This inspired me to do paintings of rural life. If you want to know about the Zimbabwe culture in rural areas you can enjoy everything: dressing, dancing, cooking and the way we do ceremonies. My inspiration comes from things I see. I do rural life scenes to show our culture to the world."
- Brian Mudzimiri
'I am always inspired by the patterns, rhythms and colours that I see around me. These could be a pile of rubbish, objects for sale or patterns in nature. In other words, things, sometimes ordinary that surround us but which we fail to notice in our daily rush.'
- John Kotze
'Life inspires me. Its inexhaustible experiences. They take you further whether they're good or bad. I give everyday that passes its creative value.'
- Kenneth Masocha
'My brother Manual Chuma inspires me to be an artist.'
- Kuda Chuma
'I'm inspired by the natural cycles of life, the landscapes, animals and the Zimbabwean wilderness.'
- Lin Barrie
'I am always inspired by life and the people around me. The experiences in life. In other words, i'm inspired by what I see from my daily travels in popular scenes such as bus terminuses, bars, fields, markets, and streets both in cities and rural areas.'
- Peter Kwangware