Naume is 24 years old, grew up in Harare and went to St Giles School, where she learnt to paint using her toes.  From there, she went on to further her skills and enrolled at the National Gallery School of Art and Design. She has exhibited her work at Delta Gallery as well as at The National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

Artist’s Statement

“Walking in the shadows of Zimbabwe, hidden behind trash cans and buildings, I found inspiration – street kids. I researched, in books and documents and then I started painting their stories. Stories of drug abuse as a way of relieving stress.

Without blankets, or a place to sleep, street kids use drugs such as Broncleer, glue and marijuana to have  a good night’s sleep. These are some of the stories that I tell through my painting.”

“I use chip card, because it is eco-friendly and I use acrylic water based paints.”