Passionate painter

2017-09-05 06:01

Ramon Moror from Pelican Park strongly believes that age is nothing more than a number.

The spirited and dedicated artist says despite health conditions, teaching others the beauty of art will always be a passion in his life.

The pensioner wants to share his skills with poor children, but the only thing standing in his way is funds to hold the classes.

The heart patient who made contact with People’s Post last week says after reading about a local mobile library reaching out to poor communities, he too decided to share his skills through the project (“World of reading open for local kids”, People’s Post, 5 September).

“Painting has always been my biggest passion and this time around I would love to share my skills with underprivileged children. I want these kids to avoid getting caught up in bad company that could possibly lure them to drugs, gangsterism and excessive alcohol,” says Moror.

The respected and loving elder is known to have spent his years teaching art to both children and adults and owns over 80 original paintings dating back to apartheid. He also previously assisted stroke patients with lessons in their therapy sessions.

But after suffering from a heart attack, doctors warned him to keep calm and take things easy.

“This never stopped me from painting as I found art to be calming to my mind, and slowly continued making my way back from recovery. Today I stand here excited and ready to continue my journey,” he says.

“Children from the age of 15 and up are at that stage where they are still deciding what to be in life. A lot of students have wasted money on the field and realised that art was not for them. This will be an early start for youth, and if they do not like it they can decide what to do.”V Continued on page 7.

Ramon Moror from Pelican Park strongly believes that age is nothing more than a number.

The spirited and dedicated artist says despite health conditions, teaching others the beauty of art will always be a passion in his life.

The pensioner wants to share his skills with poor children, but the only thing standing in his way is funds to hold the classes.

The heart patient who made contact with People’s Post last week says after reading about a local mobile library reaching out to poor communities, he too decided to share his skills through the project (“World of reading open for local kids”, People’s Post, 5 September).

“Painting has always been my biggest passion and this time around I would love to share my skills with underprivileged children. I want these kids to avoid getting caught up in bad company that could possibly lure them to drugs, gangsterism and excessive alcohol,” says Moror.

The respected and loving elder is known to have spent his years teaching art to both children and adults and owns over 80 original paintings dating back to apartheid. He also previously assisted stroke patients with lessons in their therapy sessions.

But after suffering from a heart attack, doctors warned him to keep calm and take things easy.

“This never stopped me from painting as I found art to be calming to my mind, and slowly continued making my way back from recovery. Today I stand here excited and ready to continue my journey,” he says.

“Children from the age of 15 and up are at that stage where they are still deciding what to be in life. A lot of students have wasted money on the field and realised that art was not for them. This will be an early start for youth, and if they do not like it they can decide what to do.”V Continued on page 4.

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