That afternoon, before l sat in that corner, l stood next to Greg Shaw, my then new art mentor, who introduced to the students of his afternoon art class and mentioned l was to join them. l enjoyed that day, l drew the model to the best that l could, and at the end of the lesson, all the students would lay their work out for Greg to give us a critic. l didn't do bad, he said. Was proud! This was the structure of all the classes he gave in that year, a critic session at the end.
|Greg Shaw with his work in progress 'Hondo: (Source - Courtesy of the artist's blog)|
|Greg Shaw, Seated Nude, 2000, oil on canvas. (Source: Courtsy of the artist's blog)|
For most part of 2000, every Friday afternoon after school, l would rush home, get out of my school uniform and off into the city for my art lessons. l was very grateful to my parents who supported me with transport money to go into the city for these lessons. That was my first year of my art education.
Greg Shaw (b.1972) is a contemporary established Zimbabwean artist painter. View more of his work on this blog link