Heat, Flies and Beautiful Art, Meet our artists, Polly Ngale, Violet Payne and Selina Teece.
Yesterday I did another trip to Utopia. I left about half past 7- 8 o’clock in the morning. It was a very hot day – about 40 degrees most of the day. I travelled out there, and I usually call in to Camel Camp and say hello to Motorbike Paddy and Elizabeth Mpetyane, and Elizabeth had a nice painting all finished. She wasn’t finished last time I was out a month ago. But it was an exceptional painting, I thought, and it’s 6 x 5 foot or 180 x 150cm.
And old Polly Ngale – she’s active and was in town the day before and came around with some paintings to the warehouse, and for an old lady she’s super active but she wasn’t at the camp at the time. Elizabeth said she’d headed off to the store, so I didn’t catch up with her during the day or her family. But well, for an old lady she’s always on the go!
Catching up with Violet Payne - A beautiful, new wild tobacco painting.
And on the side of the road… Violet Payne had rung up a couple of days before and she said she’d meet me under a tree out on the side of the road and sure enough she was there with some nice little paintings. She was with her husband and another older lady. We had a bit of a chat and then we moved on.