My mentor, Benon Lutaaya had been teaching me how to paint before his passing. We worked on a piece together ( image to the left) but I found the painting process to be tedious. I was too impatient and far more comfortable with synthetic hair. Now I wish I’d taken the time to learn from the best when I had the opportunity. The irony of it all is that now I have all the time in the world, canvas and paint …lol… so I might as well use it to teach myself how to paint.”
“Before the lockdown was initiated all I managed stock up on were small canvases. I did not realise it would be so hard to draw using synthetic hair on the smaller canvasses and when I realised I also did not have paper, I decided to explore painting my subjects. I’d started experimenting with acrylic paint and pen on my smaller paper drawings but painting does not come naturally to me.