Bekker Stephen Nyembe drew his first picture while he attended Thari ya tshepe Primary School in L-section, Botshabelo.
Today Nyembe is a N6 qualified fine art professional artist who commands respect. After he matriculated at Senakangwadi Senior Secondary, Nyembe attended art classes at Motheo TVET College in Bloemfontein in 2014.
“That is where I met my instructor, Mr Mokhotloane. My technique has improved with his help. I do all kinds of fine art, including paintings, shoes and ceramics customisation, and drawing.
“I am an introvert, so when I do art, I feel free. It gives me a chance to escape from everyday life into a creative space. I have recently moved from Botshabelo to Bloemfontein to pursue every opportunity so that my work could get the recognition it deserves. I have done portraits for many people such as Botshabelo artist, Pesa Pheko, as well as friends and family, ” he said.
Nyembe makes a living by selling his paintings. When he is not painting, he helps to sharpen the skills of pupils in his community.
Nyembe can be contacted on 078-921-0209. He is also on WhatsApp. – Lebakeng Nkabi