DAVID TENDAI CHIGUMIRA
The eighth of twelve children, David was born in Weya in 1967. Because of eye problems which were later cured by a traditional healer, he stopped school after 8th grade. He followed an elder brother in doing pencil drawings before art training was offered at the Weye Community Training Centre. He was then trained by Ilse Noy between 1989 and 1991.
David is married and has two sons. He lives in Maruma village. Favorite topics for his painting include witchcraft and natural medicines, jungle and river scenes, and village life.