Meet Valrie Katjimone, a 24-year-old from Turfloop Zone 1 outside Polokwane in Limpopo province. Valrie is a female visual artist who is very hardworking, passionate and dedicated to her work. She started drawing at the age of 11 when she was still in grade 5, there and then, she knew that this is what she was born to do. At an early age, she was forced to grow up and fill her parent’s shoes after losing both of them.

“To me, drawing is my life, it’s the first thing I think of every morning when I wake up.” Valrie said. She spends most of her time drawing as it takes priority in her life. Art is what she relies on and what really keeps her going.

Her biggest dream for South Africa is to see upcoming visual artists being given the chance to showcase their talents and sell their art at Art museums instead of being criticized. She also wishes that Art schools can be built so that people can learn more about drawing and art in general and be provided with all the material needed in the industry.

In 5 years’ time, Valrie wants to see herself owning an art centre or gallery and her clothing brand “Afrika Dumela” being worn by a lot of people. Her role model is her late mom, reason being that there was nothing she could not do for her kids, she made sure that she always made sacrifices so her kids can be happy, always.

The reason behind this artwork/brand is to show that we are all Africans and all talented, she wants the whole continent know about her artwork and also to put her name out there, lastly, this is dedicated to her late mom.🥰

Her values include self-belief, self-confidence, time management, dedication and hard work. She pledges to invest 90% of her time, focus and energy in her work.

For more information, contact Valrie on

Instagram: Valrie Katjimone

Facebook: Valrie K art

Twitter: Valrie Dipolelo katjimone

Whatsapp: 0798048629

by Katlego Makhwiting

editor in chief

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