A Bulawayo-based visual artist Tapiwanashe Dzikire has come up with captivating portraits of various personalities.
With just a piece of paper and drawing kit, Dzikire produces captivating artworks. His products are not only from personal inspiration but are also impressions of scenes that happen every day in society and pictures of nature he comes across in his everyday life.
To broaden the scope of his market, Dzikire has done fine poster impressions for celebrities like musicians Killer T and Chengeto Brown, among others and posted them on Instagram and other social media sites.
The artist has also engaged the Bulawayo Art Gallery of Zimbabwe and other institutions for support so that he can exhibit and promote his pieces.
Dzikire started the art of drawing when he was only in Grade Three. He is currently earning a living as well as affording to pay university fees through his art.
His artistic efforts are thriving against the backdrop of challenges such as under payment of pieces by arts fans and lack of appreciation of visual art by some members of society.