Welcome to True African Art .com!
~ Your Premier Site of Original African Paintings for Sale by 60 African Artists ~
Spring, 2014 News: Now you can Make an Offer! | New Categories!
1. Our New "Make an Offer" Feature is for higher end paintings. Previously, an Inquire button had you e-mail us for the prices. Now, the website has the price appearing along with the Make an Offer button. You can range your offer based on the suggested price.
2. We have new categories found under the "Paintings for Sale" menu bar. It includes: African Paintings under $50, Cards for $10, and Large African Art Paintings.
3. Art critics have called Ephrem Kouakou "The African Picasso". We have new original paintings by this spectacular Ivory Coast African artist, who has works in permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum, New York & The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C.
4. Ghanaian African artist Ti Jay speaks about us & the Harlem Fine Arts Show at Riverside Church in NYC. Video produced and edited by Tamika Cody: csview.blogspot.com or www.tamikacody.com
|Wildlife painter Wycliffe Ndwiga
with one of his paintings
& Website Owner, Gathinja.
|Website Owner, Gathinja, with
Ghanaian artist Ti Jay while
he was visiting in New York.
|African artist, Willie Wamuti
& one of his paintings with
Website Owner, Gathinja.
An Introduction from the Owner:
Jambo na karibu! ("Hello and welcome!" in Swahili.) My name is Gathinja Yamokoski and I am the Founder and Owner of True African Art .com, an online based art gallery selling original, one of a kind, hand painted, contemporary African paintings.
I have lived in the suburbs of New York City since 2002, though I am originally from Kenya, East Africa. I travel back to visit Africa every year. I own most of the African artworks seen on this website and started distributing contemporary African paintings worldwide from my home in 2004. Consequentially, I opened True African Art .com in 2009.
Many of our African paintings for sale are from Kenya, but we also collect from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal the Congo and South Africa, at 60 African artists, both established and emerging.
Most of our Black African artworks are purchased directly from the African artists themselves inside Africa. You can see pictures and videos within the "Artist Info" section of the website. My African staff and I are there with many of our painters. Michael & Edwin mail to me African artists paintings when I am in the USA & assist me when I am in Africa.
|Appiah Ntiaw - Ghana
"Between Evening & Morning"
|Abdul Badi - Brooklyn, New York
"Surma Girl" - Print
|Prints by Blue Rhino Ltd. "Map of Tanzania"|
Types of African Art Paintings for Sale
Some of what is included in our online gallery of contemporary Black art paintings are:
• African Blue Rhino Map Prints • Cameroon Fine Art • Famous artist Martin Bulinya • Tingatinga
• African Oil Paintings • Art from Ghana • Art of African Wildlife • Ethiopian art • African Prints
• Paintings of African Tribes • Watercolor Artworks • Landscapes & Portraits • Collage Paintings
• Black Art by an African Artist • Abstract Black African Artwork of Women • African Bottle Crafts
• Hand Painted African Greeting Cards • One of a Kind African Bookmarks • Acrylics on Canvas
|Evans Yegon - Kenya
"Nelson Mandela - 2"
|Evans Yegon - Kenya
"Walk into the World"
|Ras T - Tanzania
No longer do you have to guess or wait to hear if you are getting the best deal for your African artwork. With us, you are already guaranteed the best price! For if you find a lower price on a similar size painting by the same artist on any other online gallery, we'll match that price plus take an additional 10% off! This includes other's personal e-mail offers. Just show us the e-mail & the art is yours!
In our Checkout area, we employ a Secure Sockets Layer Protocol (SSL) with a 128 bit https Encryption Key, the highest commercial level of security existing online. Thus, you are assured complete security when ordering. Our onine merchant is Pay Pal, the worldwide, secure standard for online purchases. They send us your actual payment & shipping address. We do not receive your credit card number. You can pay for our Black African Art paintings with or without being a member of Pay Pal, or with a credit card directly through our secure Checkout, which is also hosted by Pay Pal.
First Class Customer Service
After you have placed your order, you will immediately receive an automated email confirming your order. Soon after, we will personally communicate with you either by phone or e-mail to tell you when we will mail your paintings. Your paintings are sent out usually in less than 24 hours. Rest assured, we keep on top of your order throughout the whole transportation process. After you receive your artwork, we will follow up with you to ensure the paintings you were anticipating exceed your expectations. You expect & deserve this kind of customer service from a small business & we provide it! Check out dozens of Guestbook entries from just a few of our surprised & pleased clients!
Kimbo - Kenya
Ti Jay -Ghana
|Masoud - Tanzania
Opened in April, 2011 our Facebook Page now is now over 130,000 members strong! It is a center for admiration & conversation of African culture & its paintings. "Like" our "Facebook Village."
True African Art Makes a Difference
Some of our artists from Africa have a difficult time achieving their ambitions in the often poor economy of Africa. When you buy an original African painting through us, you are helping us to go back to the artist to buy more of their artworks, thus giving them an extra boost to keep painting, as well as enhancing the livelihood of their families. We buy most of our African art paintings directly from the artists. Check out our Guestbook to see what the artists themselves have said about how we have made a difference in their lives.
Have a Question?
We welcome your e-mail or phone call! See our Contact Us Page to be in touch with us.
Knowing all of this, Make a Purchase!
Thank you for your interest in African art. Make a purchase today! You'll be glad you did!
The people of Africa have a fascinating and exquisite culture that is somewhat secluded from even the best of our wondering eyes. May the expressions of the artists here bring you a little closer to the shroud, beauty, and intimate, welcoming message that is indeed, only Africa.
"Our fondest wishes to you from the heart of Africa."
~ Edwin, Gathinja and Michael - True African Art .com Staff
Owner, Gathinja Yamokoski
|Martin Bulinya- Kenya
"P 2" Painting Postcard
|Amakai - Ghana
Joseph Thiongo - Kenya
|Rebecca Shiundu - Kenya
"Meeting a Neighbor"
|Elisha Ongere - Kenya
"Girl with Vases"
|Simon Muriithi- Kenya
Thank you for trusting True African Art .com!
~ Your Choice for Original African Paintings ~
Willie Wamuti - Kenya
"Bearer of Life"
Elisha Ongere - Kenya
Wycliffe Ndwiga - Kenya
Ephrem Kouakou -
James Addo - Ghana
Hello Zuri Children's Book
Illustrations by Gathinja
Gathinja - Kenya
Nii Samuel - Ghana
Bangie Faal - Senegal
John Ndungu - Kenya
John Ndambo - Kenya
Mahlet - Ethiopia
Appiah Ntiaw - Ghana
"Be Strong" (Cape Coast)
Chagwi - Kenya
at the Trough"
Martin Bulinya - Kenya
Albert Lizah- Kenya
"Eleni" Bottle Craft
Ras T -Tanzania
Justine Laryea -Ghana