Pablo Picasso once said “Every child is an Artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up” Many visual artists in Zambia are living the dream of becoming highly successful artists and it comes with great practice, consistency and commitment in Art. One such artist is Shola Mwenechanya, born Zambian and bred in the very heart of Kitwe, the Kopala land of the Zambian nation.
Shola Mwenechanya is a young entrepreneur aiming to make it in the visual arts industry while, pursuing an education in Automotive Engineering.
Just like the famous adage of Jerzy Kosinski “The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke” Shola’s paintings indicate a pure sense of evocation of a world inspired by imagination working with oil on canvas, pencil and graphite on Bristol Paper and many other media to bring his art to life, creating a world of bliss for those who crave for it.
His role Model in Art is Kelvin Okafor, a British artist originally hailing from Nigeria who lives in Tottenham, London, where he grew up. Kelvin Okafor was educated at St Ignatius’ College in Enfield where he began to harness his talent for drawing at the age of fifteen. For more information, visit Kelvin Okafor’s blog@ kelvinokaforart.blogspot.com
Shola believes that he can achieve anything he sets his mind on deriving this mindset from the bible Verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ (Philippians 4:13 ).
With his love for creating portraits, Shola brings to life the famous quote from Ansel Adams, bringing him closer to the people he paints and draws.
You don’t take a photograph, you make it”Ansel Adams
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