Art is a passion for these Sheppie High pupils

Talented pupils of Port Shepstone High, Marzelle de Beer (left) and Bianca Bornman, excelled in the subject of art.

Port Shepstone High’s talented art pupils Marzelle de Beer (left) and Bianca Bornman have done exceptionally well.

Marzelle achieved three As including one in art, while Bianca got four As, also including one for art.

At the school’s prize-giving Marzelle (18) of Uvongo received the Jean Rorchard Art Award for the best practical art student. She also entered the Riverbend Portraits competition and placed third.

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Marzelle has been drawing since she was little, drawing on everything, everywhere. “I love to capture and draw people especially their faces. I believe art should create a positive movement in this earth – life’s too short to be anything but happy. When people see my art I would love them to feel a sense of joy, hope, love and kindness,” she said.

“I am really passionate about my art and I’m pushing it, as I want to become a full-time artist.”

This year Marzelle will be focusing only on pursuing her art career in different forms; drawing, painting, creating, photography and ceramics, as art is her passion. You can follow her on Instagram: @zelsartjourney or on Facebook: Marzelle de Beer’s Art Journey

Bianca (18) from St Mike’s specialises in portraits, as people’s faces fascinate her.

“I’ve always loved doing creative things and drawings since I was little. I guess I carried on with that love and I love it as it can be a way to escape, a way to send a message or make awareness of a certain aspect,” she said.

Bianca added that she draws inspiration from the people around her and also how they make her feel.

She will not be pursuing a career in art but has rather chosen to study hospitality management.



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Shona Aylward

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