Tag Archives: Kenya

Joseph Thiong’o

Joseph Thiongo


Country: Kenya

Style: Semi surreal, Landscape,

Medium: Watercolour and Ink, Acrylics

Fun Fact: his artistic skills were recognized by his Geography teacher, after being impressed by his map drawing skills. His teacher said,  “Joseph, I hope you will be an artist”. And this is something he never forgot

Quote: “I observe my environment everywhere I am for ideas and inspiration for my artwork.  I also get structural ideas of wildlife figures and their environment from actual wildlife parks.  When I am in Nairobi and can’t get to the parks to paint, I have a collection of books and DVD’s that feature angles of what wildlife and landscapes Kenya has.”


1. Maasai Life 7

2. Elephants on the Move

3. Zebras

4. Impala Herd

5. Cheetah

6. Maasai Life 4



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Patrick Kinuthia

Patrick Peter Kinuthia


Country: Kenya

Style: Potraiture, Fine Art, Contemporary, Realism

Medium: Mostly watercolour, oil on canvas

Fun Fact: If it wasn’t for someone throwing away a Reader’s digest, and Patrick hanging around near garbage he would never have discovered Norman Rockwell who inspired his realist style. Thank you Reader’s Digest, Norman Rockwell, Garbage Dump and random magazine thrower


A portrait catches the eye nd the eyes are the windows to the heart


1. Hadassah

2.Swahili Girl

3. Turkana Girl

4. First Audition


6. Ngara

7. Samburu girl Africa

8. Motherhood

Contact: http://patrickkinuthia.com




More at: http://faso.com/Kinuthia 


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Richard Onyango

1. Titanic leaves the port in 1912

2.Likoni Ferry

 3. The Massage

4. Deb and Me

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Richard Onyango

Richard Onyango


Country: Kenya

Style: “Photo picture” Neo-Impressionism, Contemporary Art, Fine Art

Medium: mostly Oil on Canvas

Fun Fact: He started drawing because he didn’t have a camera to take photos. His appreciation for big girls is legendary, there’s a KWANI! Book out called “The Life and Times of Richard Onyango” on the topic (http://www.kwani.org/publication/kwanini-series/9/the_life__times_of_richard_onyango.htm). 

Quote: On Large ladies: I think they are vulnerable, and no one seems to have discovered them, you can’t discover them they are always indoors


1. Tsunami

2.Indian Truck

3 Nairobi bombblast

4. Accepted Love

5. Drosie and Me in Egypt

6. Dressing Room

Contact: http://www.africancolours.com/richardonyango.htm

Have a look at http://vimeo.com/user3111189/wwwextraordinarilyrichardcom 

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community on Flickr.

Paintings like these are a staple in curio shops and markets, cloth paintings depicting everyday lives and tenets of faceless traditional Africans for anyone who would want to have them. They are produced in bulk and sold at an affordable rate, a cheap and convenient way to carry a touch of Africa home with you. The Cloth used is special, though there have merged cheaper alternatives where very thin cloth is hardened using a thick oil base…this ofcourse leads to the painting cracking and is not advisable

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