Woman shares story about SA artist who works hard despite disability

Woman shares story about SA artist who works hard despite disability

- Surprise Khoza is a local artist and Wits graduate who doesn't allow his disability to define who he is

- A post on the #ImStaying group by Jelena Mandic explained what an incredible person wonderful artist Surprise is

- Surprise paints using either his mouth or his hands, it depends on what artwork he is making

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Jelena Mandic shared an extremely inspiring story about Surprise Khoza. Surprise is a local artist that doesn't allow his disability to affect his passion or work. Jelena shared a few images of Surprise to the #ImStaying group. Part of her post read:

"Surprise studied fine art at Wits and specialises in painting and mixed media, creating South African art that views the world through his unique perspective."

A post on Suprise's Facebook page stated that he paints using either his mouth or his hands, depending on the artwork. Surprise also relies on a wheelchair for mobility and has prosthetic legs. Surprise utilises his body in whatever way he can.

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Woman shares story about inspiring disabled SA artist
Surprise Khoza is a local artist who doesn't allow his disability to define what he's capable of. Source: Jelena Mandic
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Jelena described Surprise as an 'incredible human and a wonderful artist'. Take a look at this post of Surprise on his Facebook page.

Stayers loved this positive and inspiring post about Surprise and shared their love for him in the comments section.

Antoinette Kellerman Esterhuyse said:

Berry Pick wrote:


Afke Timmermans shared the quote:

"The worst disability of all is a bad attitude..."

In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a local artist's portrait of Miss SA that went viral. Julie Wessels shared her stunning artwork of Shudufhadzo Musida to the #ImStaying group on Facebook.

Julie said she drew the portrait of our new Miss SA to honour Shudu's strength and pure authenticity. Julie believes that Shudu's authenticity shines across the oceans and that she's already touching hearts around the world while advocating for important causes.

Julie shared a quote by Shudu about mental health illnesses at the end of the inspiring post accompanying her drawing. We took a look at some of the responses to Julie's post.

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Lynn Inggs Odgers wrote:

"That is a stunning talent. Thank you for doing it to raise awareness of her cause."

Dani Karo said:

"Absolutely beautiful. Well done!"

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