THEMBELIHLE Ngesi will exhibit his works in the Coach House at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery from Friday (March 3) in his “The Friends of Light” exhibition.
An aspiring artist who was born in the small village of Xhana next to the Chalumna River, he has found solace in creating art which takes him away from worldly challenges.
Through the practice of hatha yoga he has developed a positive attitude which in turn has given him a healthy lifestyle and enhanced his creativity. Thembelihle’s personality brings out the good in others which is reflected in his artwork.
In Thembelihle’s own words: “Art is my home; in it I’m free from the world, with nature and the practice of hatha yoga I’ve found the key to my creative side.
“My art changed my mind from negative to positive, it’s health and food for thought. I’m obsessed with my own spirituality, for I think that is the only way to find out who I am.”
There will be an opening evening where one can meet the artist on Friday at 6.30pm at the Coach House. All are welcome.
His works will be on view in the Ann Bryant Art Gallery’s Coach House from the 4 to 18 March. Entrance is free and all works on show are for sale.
Gallery hours are from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday’s 9am to 12 noon. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.