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Vuyisile Adoons

(South Africa)

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Born and bred in a small town called Rouxville, Southern Free State. Vuyisile Adoons (31) is an emerging, talented, South African artist. He started drawing at the age of 10, after finishing school, he studied Art and Design at Central Johannesburg College in Johannesburg where he obtained a diploma, portraiture being the main focus of his studies.

After finishing studying, he worked as a commission artist for several years but in 2015 he decided to try other art forms such as landscapes, seascape etc. and this is when he saw the demand for his work from people who acknowledged and admired his work.

Working as a full-time artist, Vuyisile can use different type of mediums but he uses oil paints to create artworks. His work is inspired by the people, environment in which he lives.

In 2017 he exhibited his work in the National Art Festival and MACUFE in Bloemfontein, 2018 August he got an invitation to showcase his work in New York, USA where he had a very successful exhibition. He also taking part in a number of festivals, exhibition shows to display is artworks nationwide. He has been featured in various newspapers such as Daily Sun, Sunday World etc.

He has recently worked on commission portraits of prominent public figures in SA like the former Deputy Minister of Art/ Culture(Maggy Sotyu), Free State Premier(Sisi Ntombela), Free State MEC of Social Development(Mamiki Qabathe).

As an emerging young artist, Vuyisile is continuously being mentored by Mr Richard Bollers who is an established artist.

He has exhibited and sold his artworks all over South Africa and overseas, using Facebook and other social media platforms as a marketing tool for his work. In September 2019 his showcased his artworks at Tulbagh Arts Festival in Tulbagh, Western Cape and sold few paintings.

His biggest achievement so far is being featured on the October issue of the South African Artist magazine‘s  cover page and his full story inside.