I was born the year that Apartheid was born,. grew up and lived through it, saw this man jailed and saw him walk out of prison a free man in 1991.
He is my hero and my idol.
This was one of my earliest pieces of art and now lives in Washington.
This piece is called 'Praying for Mandela' and I painted it a few months ago when he was so ill in hospital.
RIP dearest Madiba.