Virginia Tayengwa’s love and nostalgia for her home country of Zimbabwe is well depicted in her charming, naïve paintings of rural living. For lovers of naïve art, these will certainly have appeal.
Apart from their decorative attraction, each painting tells a story that offers a valuable educational tool when displayed in children’s bedrooms and playrooms – even in the classroom! For expats abroad with children, here’s a chance to show them what life in Africa is like.
Virginia attended the St Benedict Mission School and later studied art at Mukute Art Training Centre. Thereafter she worked under Roy Bennett at the Waterberry Pottery.
She is now living in Durban with her family, and is currently pursuing her passion for art and related crafts.
Virginia is represented in Durban, South Africa by the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery