- A young artist has wowed South Africans with his stunning portraits
- Identified as Ricollin Moodley, he taught himself how to draw and paint
- The talented 18-year-old sells his artworks to support his family
Earlier this month, Aleeyah Ahmed shared the inspiring story of 18-year-old Ricollin Moodley on #ImStaying's Facebook page.
Legit.ng learned that Moodley is a self-taught artist who uses the money he generates with his passion to support his family.
Ahmed revealed Moodley started drawing on the back of used library pages and from the age of 16, he sold his artworks to feed the family.
"Today he is 18 years old and his art has put him through school, fed his siblings, bought medicati0n for me, his mum, he has and still is paying his siblings' school transport to school, which is plus minus 100km daily to and from school," Ahmed wrote in the post.
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Ahmed posted several photos of Moodley's works of art and they are truly breathtaking. The 18-year-old is clearly talented and has never had any formal art training.
Ahmed, who is Moodley's parent, revealed the family had gone through the most but they have found a reason to stay in Mzansi.
"We have been homeless, been through crime, etc and through this all we found a reason to stay in South Africa, so today I know someone out there is reading this and needs a reason, let 18-year-old Ricollin Moodley give you hope through his life. South Africa is home."
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Legit.ng had previously reported the news about how Fatola Israel, a hyperrealism artist captured the attention of social media users when he shared photos of his works on Twitter.
According to the young artist, he uses pencil to create his impressive pieces and the effect is laudable. Israel who calls himself Heavenly Artz can be described as someone who has been kissed by the gods, simply because his works look too real.
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