I have found peace in drawing for as long as I can remember. Some years ago, when I started working, I stopped drawing regularly, then altogether. I had many excuses: kids, responsibilities, things... but I just really lost something within myself. I only started back sometime in 2012. All this to say that I am still recovering. It sounds like a dirty confession.
I am a social worker, living in Harare, Zimbabwe, with my wife and children. I am entrusted with a job that takes me all over the world: often in places that are off touristic maps, sometimes they make the news, or not anymore.
I have an amazing job. I meet people who show, every day and everywhere, the essence of human beings: empathy, love, compassion, whatever you call it. It's not what's shown on TV. It's real life, it happens all over the world. I think that I have the chance to be a witness. My sketches are my stories in that way.
Sketching helps me to pay attention to small things and focus. It’s my meditation and way to chill. I love to look at people, to catch them in airports, planes, bars, schools and other places.
I am always up for a beer, a conversation and storytelling (in image or words)!
I am very honored to be invited as a correspondent and hope I can bring something positive!
See more of Fred’s work on his blog.