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Visual artist Maruta earns gold at an International Art Showcase

Story by Colette Musanyera

VISUAL artist, White Maruta(32) has become the latest Zimbabwean to receive international recognition after winning a gold medal at an International Art Showcase held in South Africa recently.

The competition which drew participants from various countries including South Africa, Mozambique, and Swaziland, saw Maruta walking away with a gold medal and a ticket to represent the country at the global event in New York next year.

“I am a visual artist and I do semi-realism, mixed media, and expressionism. I started pursuing my dreams in visual arts in 1999. I recently received an award in Sandton, South Africa after showcasing my artistry. I was tasked to create something new and I blended dancing with visual arts, something which has never been done before.

“I was then awarded a gold medal and a certificate for my ingenuity. I was also selected to represent Zimbabwe at the International Art Showcase set for New York in the USA to represent Zimbabwe at the July at International Art Showcase. I am earning a living through visual art,” said Maruta.

Maruta has painted portraits of several local and international celebrities including celebrated Hollywood actress, Sanaa Lathan.

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