ECHOES OF ART
Paivepo means ‘there was’ in English Its an introductory used when telling story-tales in Shona, a Zimbabwean language. My Grandma always told us many stories when she was alive, she would say Paivepo melodically and full of life, no other name could have been more befitting,
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I am inspired by the process of bending different sized wires to form shapes, and choosing unique bead colors as my signature style. I do not really have a favorite piece, whenever I make a certain product my time and effort goes into it, arguably a piece of me. It makes it hard then for me to have a favorite.
The skills to create has been a priviledge, it has enabled my independance and to afford to put food on the table, as well as engaged my mind. Many people young and old are coming and learning the craft daily and I love adding value in this way. I would love to see Paivepo as a business concept grow beyond myself, empowering and adding value to people’s lives in different ways.
William Mwale, grew up in Botswana, and travelled to South Africa with his parents at young age. His natural artistic instinct was guided and nurtured by Nyangu Chodola. His love for Wildlife became a great inspiration to his initial paintings; though later he gravitated toward portraits. William is a member of Plettenberg Bay Arts Association.
EXHIBITION & AWARDS
William Mwale did his first solo exhibition at La Galleria in Lilongwe Malawi 2015 , he sold 24 artworks on the opening night. He exhibited at the wildlife and environmental society of Malawi Arts Festival from 2014-2017, and in 2018 He won La Galleria award for best portrait artist in Malawi.
“Art is life’s sustenance, what a privilege doing what you love in a serene and nature surrounded environment.” William.
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