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NEWS! We are always hearing from our artists either over the phone or in person just how much they appreciate us and the business we are giving them. We recorded some of their comments and posted them here in our Guestbook. They are mixed in with our clients comments so you can view them together. The artist entries end right before December 8, 2011.
Showing: 1-50 of 50Patricia said: Dec 8, 2014 -
I have purchased 2 paintings from True African Art & have been pleased beyond words. Gathinja has been diligent in returning calls (we have a 3 hour time delay) & worked hard to get the paintings that I wished delivered in a safe & timely fashion. The paintings are a true representation of the Africa that my husbands family comes from. You gaze at the scenes & you are transported by the artist talent to the villages & plains. Please help these artists to continue sharing their talents by purchasing their works. You will NOT be disappointed.
Kim said: November 12, 2014 -
I bought one of Richard Kimbo's Batiks. I truely love it! I live in Ibiza, Spain and it arrived safely in just eight days. The service True African Art gave was perfect! Gathinja answered all my questions in a very kind way. Thank you again and please give my very best regards to Richard Kimbo!
Patrick said: November 5, 2014 -
True African Art .com is a very professional small business. The service provided is excellent and prompt. They will work with you to help you attain the artwork you seek, and walk you through the process while keeping you well informed. Very knowledgeable staff. I shall be returning soon for more. Best regards Gathinja and Staff, Patrick
Jackie from the United Kingdom said: Oct 28, 2014-
Hi Gathinja, Thanks so much for the Zambia Blue Rhino map. I love it! Great service, great product. Every time we visit Africa we buy a map of the country. Hoping to be visiting lots more and buying lots more maps. Africa and its people have stolen my heart!
Sheena said: May 22, 2014 -
The framed painting that we purchased for our CEO is absolutely stunning! We are thrilled with it. It was an honor to work with True African Art! Gathinja communicates on a regular basis, from questions to confirming we received shipment. Can't praise this site any more! Stunning works and a pleasure to do business with. Looking forward to future purchases.
Catherine said: May 2, 2014 -
Just received the three 36" x 48" stretched Abdul Badi prints that I had ordered - Surma Girl, Surma Profile and Smile. Abdul is one of the artists on consignment and happens to live near me so he delivered them himself and even installed them. The prints in this largest size are nothing short of phenomenal! Walking into the house and encountering these African artworks after a hard day at work is absolutely wonderful! Thank you again Abdul and Gathinja.
Brittany said: May 1, 2014 -
Our artwork arrived very quickly and was protected against damage. The artist's piece is beautiful and we are very pleased with the quality. We will definitely be ordering again from True African Art in the future and are grateful that such companies like this are around.
Eddy said: April 17, 2014 -
Received my Appiah Ntiaw painting today in Ireland. As others have said, the Internet just can't do the beautiful art justice. Everything about True African Art's service is First Class! Thank you to both Appiah and Gathinja.
Isabel said: March 30, 2014 -
I live in the center of Europe & my first thought was that I will never receive my painting & I will lose my money. But no, ten days after my command the painting arrived in great condition, no problem with customs, & more beautifull looking than on the website. I am very happy to have it & all the procedures were correct & over my expectations. Thank you Gathinja for serving me through True African Art.
Debra said: March 19, 2014 -
My order arrived on time as promised and in excellent condition. I would certainly endorse your website. In a world of mediocre customer service, you excel at providing the very best follow through, timeliness, and communication. Thank you!
Darrell said: February 3, 2014 -
This website is a First-Class operation & this is reflected in the people behind this organization. I found a piece that I wanted but I did not want to purchase it online. Gathinja was gracious enough to oblige by processing the transaction over the phone & I received my purchase within 4 days of my initial inquiry. I would highly recommend True African Art as your first choice for quality, original African paintings.
Artist Elisha Ongere said: February 1, 2014 -
I am happy with what you have done for me as an artist on True African Art .com. It takes skill, time and patience to sell a painting. All the paintings you have sold for me, it means a lot, especially the three from yesterday. I am grateful. By paying me promptly you inspire me. You have won my trust by this as it goes a long way in the way you manage your artists. This is what makes artists want to work and keep their paintings with you. Maintain this and you will continue to go far. Artist Ongere.
Delores said: January 11, 2014 -
I have viewed so many beautiful pieces of art from your Facebook Page! Truly, I see so many pieces that I would love to own. I also must mention, your website is extremely well done. The professionalism and detail is really appreciated.
Lesley said: October 8, 2013 -
I recently discovered True African Art on the Internet and have since purchased a number of custom, beautiful paintings by Appiah Ntiaw, with which I am delighted. The service I have received from Gathinja has been truly exceptional and I would happily recommend her online gallery. Lesley, Scotland.
Bill said: October 4, 2013 -
True African Art is a joy to work with. They represent a wide range of artists and styles, something for everyone. In addition, their work provides an expanded market and exposure for talented people from Africa whom may not be able to reach larger markets without them. I will continue to support them.
Colleen said: August 18, 2013 -
Thank you so much Gathinja for the new Blue Rhino Map! Your service has always been excellent! We received it yesterday and can’t wait to get it framed and hung up with the rest we've acquired from you throughout the years.
Mike said: August 17, 2013 -
I have acquired over a dozen paintings from True African Art and have been overwhelmed by every one of them. My latest order was a 24" x 36" custom made watercolor painting made in Kenya for me by artist Joseph Thiongo and delivered from within the USA by True African Art's owner, Gathinja. A custom painting is such a sensitive order, but Gathinja and Joseph exceeded my expectations by providing me with a masterpiece which I will enjoy and treasure always. Gathinja does everything with orders that she says on the website she is going to do. And then she goes that extra mile to make sure the artwork and her service exceeds your expectations. Any question I ever had, anything I wanted to know, Gathinja always answered my emails in a timely fashion. Because of True African Art, I have beautiful art I never dreamed I would own! I couldn't possibly be more pleased than I am. I want to thank Gathinja for her amazing customer service and for bringing the beautiful talent of otherwise unknown African artists to the public. All the best, Mike
Jean from Belgium said: July 30, 2013 -
Do not hesitate to buy on this site! The communication is amazing, the delivery is very fast and the online payment is secure. Thanks to Gathinja!
Phyllis said: May 14, 2013 -
Wonderful site for locating affordable art. I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality and the speed for sending my selections. I will be a repeat customer.
Riad said; March 15, 2013 -
Dear all, My paintings arrived safely overseas and are so beautiful! Gathinja is so nice too, the whole site is just nice and beautiful.
Ugandan African artist Medie said:
You chose to post my paintings on Facebook that gave them the exposure I never could achieve. Many, many thanks to you Gathinja! I am in great appreciation for the wonderful work and service you are rendering the African artist community. A website like True African Art has been a long time coming, especially when African art is greatly marginalized among other art genres. Others take advantage and don't do or pay what they say they will, but I know the African art community holds you in great respect for your hard work, good communication, and integrity. You really are "Loyal to Artists...Loyal to You." My very best wishes and thank you so much again for your efforts in selling my work!
Joyce said: February 13, 2013 -
I live overseas from the USA and bought four original paintings from True African Art and I love all four. They are on proud display on my wall! Gathinja kept me up to speed with my transaction and the delivery time, even when I was a little worried, she tracked the paintings and put my mind at rest. I am a very happy customer with True African Art and will keep checking the website for new paintings!
Wildlife African painter, Daniel Njoroge said:
Being as I am a featured artist on True African Art.com, I am grateful that you are sponsoring not only my African art paintings, but certain causes I support. When I started painting in the 1970's I wanted the world to be able to see my paintings. And I wanted to renovate an interest in the history of where our African culture came from. This was because our young people may not see the same culture I did when I was young. The fact that you have so much information on our culture and show it visually through our paintings, it is a very good interpretation. Your work has given us artists exposure away from our own country and continent, and that is something that is very welcome. You came, you found us, you worked hard and you promoted us through a beautiful website. All of that Gathinja, all of that is very much appreciated. May favor come your way, Daniel Njoroge.
Francis said: January 28, 2013 -
Hello Ms. Yamokoski, this is in regards to my order from African artist Abdul Badi's print called "Surma Girl." It is so much better than what I expected. The web page photo didnt do it justice. Please tell Mr. Badi that I am very pleased with his work! I must also mention that I appreciate your follow up to make sure I was satisfied with the whole experience with True African Art. I will brag about you to my friends. Thank you again for going above and beyond.
African painter Willie Wamuti said:
I am one of the artist's participating on True African Art.com. I wanted to bear fruit to the fact that Gathinja is faithful to serving and keeping in touch with us African artists. She is true to her support of us and this great undertaking of a website. Gathinja has also passed on a common question from those who view my artwork asking why I paint African women. I wanted to take this forum to say that I paint them because they symbolize to me strength and love. In good times and bad times women seem to take on a lot of the pressures of the African community and they do not waver. Instead, they are silently building communities, they are building society. Art makes me happy and I am glad to hear from Gathinja's visitors that they have felt happiness through the messages in my artwork. I am grateful to Gathinja for including my artwork of African women. Thank you Gathinja! True African Art.com's high standard is reformatting the way African art is portrayed to the world on the Internet. TOP
Nigerian Artist Ben Adedipe said:
Thank you Gathinja! After your client in Maryland received my paintings from Ghana, you promptly sent my payment for the painting I delivered to them. As one of your few artists on consignment via Facebook, I have to say you have an unbeatable service for us artists in Africa. We trust you wholeheartedly as you have proven yourself time and again. Most of all, it is very clear that you stick by your motto of "Loyal to Artists...Loyal to You." Again, thank you so much for your help, you are a blessing to Africa, making our art known across the world. Best Regards, Ben Adedipe
Contemporary African paintings artist Ti Jay said:
I am a recent addition to True African Art.com as a Ghanaian artist. I showed my new page on True African Art to some of my friends and they love it. So do I! I've looked at your site for hours, Gathinja, and it just has the right spice. Congratulations! Years ago my paintings were hiding in the slums of Nima, Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Now I am together with Africa's best artists, and presented on a Worldwide platform. Thanks to Gathinja for one of the world's greatest online African art galleries! TOP
Ghanaian painter Appiah Ntiaw said:
Gathinja, I just want to say thank you for promoting African Art and I am grateful and proud to be part of True African Art.com You are not only promoting me but you encouraged me to be myself as an African. Thank you for treating us as one family.
Maasai artist Martin Bulinya said:
Me, being an African artist, my artwork is in several places. I've been following what True African Art has been doing amongst us African artists and I would have to say say that you have been the best website who has hosted us thus far. I am really happy with you. I'm very delighted with the way you've displayed my art, how you've presented me to the world. And I am trusting of your service and dedication to your fellow Africans through the True African Art project. I hope that the people out there who have bought my art are enjoying it and that even more people will come to enjoy it. TOP
Woman African artist Sarah Shiundu said: (Sarah sadly passed away in March, 2013. You can read the announcement here.)
As an African woman artist appearing on True African Art.com, I want to send my gratitude to the website's owner and fellow Kenyan, Gathinja, for promoting my work in such a good way. But I also want to express to True African Art.com's visitors what is most important to me and that is that I am very thankful to to people who have bought my work. I am so happy they have a piece of my artwork in their homes. I am very encouraged by this such that it vitalizes me to do what I do everyday, and that is to paint with ambition and happiness. So thank you for inspiring my life from thousands of miles away.
Wildlife Watercolors painter, Joseph Thiongo said:
We African artists on this website have done very well with Gathinja since we met. She has been very supportive on my side and in fact the support is something that has encouraged me so much in my artistic life. I can say that True African Art.com is the best website that I have dealt with in the art field. You are so appreciative. The way we have been dealing with you, I have been very happy.
Alison, United Kingdom said: January 23rd, 2012 -
Gathinja, many thanks for your great service. You responded quickly and full of warm information to my questions regarding the painting I purchased and also the shipping to the UK. We have just collected it from the framing shop and it looks really beautiful. Thanks again and I will keep my eye on your website for new art to order. Best wishes, Alison, UK
Adele said: December 21st, 2011 -
Hi Gathinja. The Rhino painting by Daniel Njoroge arrived safely and it is beautiful! I would highly recommend you to people. The transaction was easy, prompt and arrived timely. Thanks again and have a wonderful holiday and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Ghanaian African Artist Nii Hylton said:
Working with Gathinja Yamokoski of True African Art has been one of my most fruitful art experiences. Being associated to them internationally has successfully bridged the gaps created by misconceptions of long distance communication. Through "Skype", we are able to stay in touch constantly in order to maintain our good working relationship. Its always a pleasure working with them. Good job Gathinja and thanks for all you're doing in the world of African art!
ARTIST ENTRIES END HERE. There are more client entries below...TOP
Kenny said: December 8th, 2011 -
Hi Gathinja - The painting by Martin Bulinya looks absolutely amazing in situation with the colours being very vibrant indeed. It brings back lots of positive and happy memories of my times in Africa. The process of purchasing the painting was very straightforward and you were very accommodating in answering any queries I might have had. Would have no hesitation in recommending this gallery to a friend or using it again.
Jacqueline and Charles from Phoenix, Arizona said: November 14th, 2011 -
We ordered a custom painting from your Ghanian artist, Appiah Ntiaw that he sent to us from abroad. First off, the painting arrived much more quickly than I expected. Second, the art work Appiah created is majestic. We could not have wished for more. Please tell Appiah that we think the painting inspires thought and emotion and is simply gorgeous. His painting will be in our central living space. Thirdly, it is a lovely experience for us to deal with such a business as yours in which there is personal concern, efficiency and trustworthiness. Your resourceful efforts as an agent, your judgment, and your kindness have exceeded our expectations. Thank you Gathinja for your ingenuity, compassion and fairness, and please convey our thanks to Appiah for his amazing talent. May your success grow!
Genevieve said: November 2nd, 2011 -
I ordered 4 paintings from artists that were on consignment with True African Art. They sent paintings to me from Ghana and New Jersey with True African Art taking my order from New York. Thanks to the artists for being so prompt with their deliveries and especially to you, Gathinja, for making me feel so comfortable and safe with such a sensitive order as this. You have excellent customer service and you made me feel great!!! Take care and many, many thanks!!! TOP
Tanya said: September 28th, 2011 -
I want people to know that it's been a truly great experience dealing with Gathinja: very honest, and easy to work with. Her customer service is excellent, and of course I LOVE the artworks I have purchased!! Keep them coming!!
Bob said: August 15th, 2011 -
My fiancee and I were looking for a company to assist us in purchasing Tingatinga paintings to be used as wedding favors. We called several art dealers who supposedly specialized in Tingatinga work from Tanzania only to be disappointed. Finally, we found True African Art. They asked us the right questions and could not have been more helpful in making our custom order of over 250 pieces a reality. Our thanks to True African Art for making our wedding favors and the entire wedding all the more memorable.
Linda said: August 13th, 2011 -
I just wanted to let you know that I just framed the Kenya map I ordered from True African Art. It is beautiful! I ordered a custom-made frame and It fits perfectly! Every time I look at it I will remember my trip and their wonderful service and diligence in making sure it arrived safely to my home.
Karen said: August 5th, 2011 -
Hi Gathinja, Absolutely fabulous customer service! The Blue Rhino Map of Uganda arrived in Australia in perfect condition and within the time frame specified. I love your site and have already recommended it to many friends. I have been to Uganda twice in the last 4 years and absolutely love Africa and its people. You are doing a fabulous job in promoting African art and supporting African artists. Congratulations!
Raynard said: June 5th, 2011 -
I recently order 2 paintings from this website and was impressed with service I received. As soon as I made my order I was contacted immediately by representatives of the site. They communicated clearly the process of the order and other events that I should watch out for. The paintings that I ordered arrived to me in mint condition and the quality was just as superb as I would have hoped. Thank you for your service and hopefully we can do business again. TOP
Rebecca said: April 26th, 2011 -
Hi Gathinja, Your site is fantastic! I admire the way you are providing so many artists with a venue to sell their pieces.Â As a lover of modern African paintings (East/Central Africa in particular), I am gratified to see these paintings sell to people all over the world, cultivating broader appreciation. I watched your video where you display some of your paintings and connect them to Kenyan/Kikuyu traditions. I especially like your beer sharing painting--very lively and good fun!
Marinette said: March 28th, 2011 -
Gathinja, thank you for sending to us in France Wycliffe Ndwigas Leopard in the Tree and the Three Elephants. They seem so real! And thank you to Martin Bulinya for his painting, the colors and lighting in it are beautiful! Gathinja, your service was excellent and quick. Kind regards
Michael said: January 10th, 2011 -
Gathinja, I can only applaud you on your approach in selling art. Your friendly, modern, easy way to sell art has made me a repeat client! Greetings from Vienna!
Charles said: November 7th, 2010 -
I had a very impressive response with my order from True African Art. I ordered two of Ti Jay's paintings, one of the few artists on consignment with the website, so the paintings were actually being delivered from Ghana, West Africa. I placed my order through e-mail on Saturday, October 30th. That same day, from the USA, Gathinja had made the necessary arrangements with Ti Jay in Ghana and on Monday he had sent out the paintings to me in the USA. On Friday, November 5th, to my amazement, the paintings were at my doorstep in perfect condition! True African Art's sensitivity in handling our international order was absolutely exceptional! Be sure that any additional African art my wife and I decide to add to our walls will definitely come through your service. You have a website of great class and we enjoyed your kind, personal touch. Please also relay to Ti Jay the pure pleasure we take in his creations. The "Mediation" painting especially spoke to my wife in beautiful voice. Best regards, Charles TOP
Dana said: October 30th, 2010 -
Hi Gathinja - The artists you feature are amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed reading their profiles and listening to their comments on the video interviews you have. I enjoyed watching the three video slideshows also. You are quite an artist yourself Gathinja and I love, love your African Women bottle figures. Thanks again and I'm going to send your website to some of my friends that love Africa/Kenya as much as I do.
Salvatore said: August 31st, 2010 -
With many purchasing experiences from the Internet, I have to say that True African Art.com is one of the best experiences I've had. Very honorable, very honest, very helpful, and the map I received was just as what Gathinja mentioned! Will definitely order again in the future!! Many thanks!
Mrs. C Payne said: April 14th, 2010 -
Even though I live overseas from you in the UK, your high stature of service kept me informed the whole way through, creating a quick and easy delivery. Thank you for making the delicate process of buying art online so solid. Finally there is a contemporary African art website that has some sophistication and quality choices of artwork! I am very pleased with my painting.
Anne said: March 29th, 2010 -
Gathinja--I just received my paintings in the mail. They actually look better in person than they did online! The paintings were secured in their package extremely well and your speed of service was swift from my first e-mail to you to when they arrived. Thank you so much for providing a classy African art website that is both professional and informative. I would warmly suggest your site to anyone who seeks an African painting. TOP
Alison said: January 28th, 2010 -
I had the most enjoyable time dealing with Gathinja who is an absolute joy. You're a person I'd love to meet and spend some quality time with. I'm absolutely thrilled with my Blue Rhino map of Zimbabwe. It's now framed and is my Christmas present to myself. It arrived well packed and in A1 condition. So all in all, the whole experience is something I wish I could go through every day. Thank you so much. Regards, Alison