I attended the Dominican Convent School in Bulawayo from Grade 1 through to 6th Form where my art journey started.
My best memory was when I took one of my calendar paintings of Michelangelo, the Ninja Turtle, to school and showed my new Grade 6 teacher. She asked a few times if I had traced it, and was amazed that I hadn’t. It’s the first time someone told me I had a talent for drawing and she stuck it up on the wall.
At the time I wasn’t doing art in school, I had been placed in the needlework class instead. This teacher, Mrs Gray, arranged for me to switch to art which was a much smaller class, I was really happy and felt in my element.
In high school I did O’ and A’ Level Art as a subject. I struggled a bit in A-Level because my dad had been upset I was doing Arts and not Sciences prior to starting University. It made me scared to ask for the materials I needed to do some of the portfolio projects, and my teachers perceived it as a lack of interest in the subject. I felt helpless, my attitude became negative and my exam results were not that great.