Zimbabwe boasts a wide range of talented visual artists, with some based in
different countries. Zimbabwe art, like most of the planet has evolved from cave
and rock paintings centuries ago, to various visual art forms, and contemporary African
Zimbabwe Artists from Victoria Falls
A few of Zimbabwe artists are right here in the city of
Victoria Falls, and
their influence from the surrounding environment (e.g., rural villages, national
parks, the Zambezi River) means that they have much to offer and contribute to
Zimbabwean art. Some of their work can be found
in some of the hotels and lodges in the city. Below are a few artists, largely
based in Victoria Falls. We will
be expand the list to give you an idea of the talent that can be found here.
Paintings and Drawings
Larry Norton is an internationally
recognised African Wildlife Artist. Born in Zimbabwe in 1963 he has had
successful exhibitions around the world. Larry lives in Victoria Falls
and has a Gallery at the Victoria Falls Hotel.
Nicole Sanderson is an
established Zimbabwean artist known for her strikingly beautiful paintings,
particularly birds. She focuses on movement, light, pattern, emotion, the interpretation of colour and flow of composition.
Her gallery is at Shongwe Lookout Guest Lodge in Victoria Falls.
Tich Ncube is an artist from
Victoria Falls, known for his drawings and paintings of Africa's
Five animals, as well as some of the other well-loved wild animals,
such as the
African Wild Dog.
He also does landscapes and portraits.
Tami Walker, based in Victoria Falls, is a photographer of
mostly landscapes and wildlife. Her gallery is on Mosi oa Tunya
road, in the CBD of Victoria Falls, near the
Elephant's Walk Mall
and Three Monkeys restaurant. Her work can also be found at Phezulu
Daniel Peel is a Victoria Falls native,
who's work is in wildlife and landscapes in Southern Africa, and more
recently, East Africa. As a wilderness guide, and having lived in
Victoria Falls, he has published a book on how to photograph the
Tom Varley is based in Victoria Falls,
and is a photographer of landscapes, wildlife and weddings. He has
spent years on the Zambezi River as a guide and a photographer. His
gallery is at Elephant's Walk Mall in Victoria Falls.
Later in this series, we will expand on the above artists, as well as
showcase those from other parts of Zimbabwe to give you a wider picture of
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