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- An Eye for Africa -
Why Choose Us
Enjoy Art! Enjoy Africa!
Who We Are:
True African Art .com is the premier online African art gallery store that focuses on original, one of a kind, contemporary African paintings and their prints.
My name is Gathinja Yamokoski. I own True African Art and operate it from Westchester County, New York, a suburb north of New York City. I am also one of the website's 70 + African artists. Born & raised in Kenya, East Africa, I have lived in the USA since 2002. I visit Kenya almost every year. In 2013, I became a citizen of The United States of America.
I own most of our artworks, having them sent to me or visiting our beloved artists personally whenever I am in Africa. So I have them here with me in New York. I've sent African artworks all over the world, and with no shipping cost to you, shipping is free worldwide on most of our paintings.
I staff Kenyans who operate on site in Africa. They stay abreast of the African art scene and work with our already posted African artists, acquiring paintings from them and sending them to me in the USA when I am not in Africa.
Where do your paintings come from?
We buy most of our paintings from African artists themselves inside the continent of Africa. As of March, 2016 we have 70 + painters on our site. Many of our paintings come from Kenya but we also have African artworks from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Congo and South Africa. You can see us with some of our African artist painters in videos and pictures throughout the site.
Why Choose Us for Original African Paintings?
1. Free Worldwide Delivery!
Most paintings in our Black art collection are delivered to you for free, no matter where in the world you live! They would be sent to you via The U.S. Postal Service First Class service with tracking. Other carriers and/or Express shipping is priced from the carriers own generated quotes. We do not profit from them. See our FAQ for more details.
How long does it take to receive a painting in the mail for free?
1. USA orders usually arrive in less that a week.
2. International deliveries take around 2 weeks or less.
2. A Lowest Price Guarantee!
Buy with confidence and know that our Lowest Price Guarantee ensures that you are indeed getting the lowest prices online for an original African painting. How does it work? Simple. For the same artist, similar sizing and style of an in stock painting, if you find a lower price online than us or receive a private e-mail offer that is lower than us, we will match that price plus give you an additional 10% off your selected paintings! Just show us the source and we'll send you an adjusted invoice.3. A Secure Check Out
You are safe on our site with Banking Industry SSL or HTTPS Internet Encryption standards. This means your financial details are protected & kept confidential through the process of buying a painting. We do not even receive or see your full credit card number, only our processor, Pay Pal, does.
4. We are "Loyal to Artists....Loyal to You."
We treat our artists fairly and pay them mostly directly for their artworks. This is turn provides low costs to you with the quality customer service you deserve. See our Fair Trade Principles Page to learn more. For our more expensive pieces, some of our African artists receive back a good portion of the profits when you purchase their African artwork, on top of what we already paid them when we initiallly acquired their artworks.
5. Paintings Enhance your Surroundings
Original African art paintings refresh your home with a new look. Our clients often say that when they stop to look at their paintings they feel "focused again" and a "calm" or "happiness" illuminates from the painting to them.
6. Original Paintings are an Investment
Time & time again we get inquiries from our visitors asking us about an old painting they have from Africa: Who is it by? Where did it come from? Does it have any value? When you buy a painting from True African Art .com, you are not only buying a piece whose messgea & color will bring joy for a lifetime, but you can pass it on in your family for generations to come, making the painting grow in value! True African Art .com has unique information, interviews, pictures, & videos with most of our artists that you can also pass on in your family. We can also provide a Certificate of Authenticy on request.
7. We now offer Prints of our Sold and Available Painings.
Visit www.AfricanArtPaintings.com to purchase prints of our favorite Sold and Available paintings at a fraction of the cost of their originals. Hosted by Fine Art America, they process and ship your order with the options of choosing your own mat and frame, etc. Our artists receive a portion back from these sales.
Our Mission Statement:
To provide an extensive collection of quality, contemporary Black African art paintings for sale at the guaranteed lowest prices on the Internet! We combine this with a secure, quality website of distinction that has the class of customer service behind it that you expect and deserve. We are "Loyal to Artists...Loyal to You."
Us, Our Artists and You
We are an all African ancestry staff. Many of our African artists have relayed that they feel at ease doing business with us, who are from their own culture and upbringing. Thus, our painters sell to us at low prices they most often determine so we can pass the savings onto you. When you purchase any painting on True African Art .com, the artists are affirmed and get repeat business from us that supports their lifestyle and families. On the other end, you end up owning great contemporary African art that will last a lifetime! Everyone benefits through your action of buying African paintings!
Types of African Paintings:
Some of what is included in our online gallery of contemporary. Black art paintings are:
• African Blue Rhino Maps • Cameroon Fine Art • Famous artist Martin Bulinya
• Art of African Wildlife
• Ethiopian art • African Oil Paintings • Art from Ghana • African Prints
• Paintings of African Tribes • Collage Paintings • Watercolor Artworks • Women African Artists
• Black Art • Abstract Artwork of Women • African Women Bottle Crafts • Graphite Pencil Art
• Ink Art • South African Art
Have a Question?
We welcome your e-mail or phone call! See our Contact Us Page to be in touch with us.
Support our Painters!
If you are looking for a painting from Africa, rest assured that you will find an artwork here that fits your pocketbook or your appetite for fine art. In purchasing an African artwork for sale, you are helping us to continue supporting our painters' beautiful talent and their family's living. Purchase one or more of their contemporary African art paintings for your home, office, or loved one today. You'll be glad you did!