Kebopetswe: A mother's nurtured artisan

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FRANCISTOWN: Born and bred in Molepolole, 27-year-old Katlarelo Kebopetswe was inspired by her mother who was her unofficial art teacher and encouraged to unleash her creativity in order to put food on the table.

Kebopetswe told Arts & Culture that her artistic inspiration comes from her beautiful mother, Charity Mokibelo, who was also a fine artist. She stated that her mother shared her love for nature, drawing and painting which she has inherited.

She said growing up, she witnessed her mother making an income by creating and selling beautiful portraits of animals and people. As time passed by, she stated that her mother started teaching her and her younger brother how to draw as she believed that art would be useful in their future in terms of generating income.

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