25 Other Artists & their African Paintings
This page is a sample of 25 artists' African artwork & a few of their biographies. Go to their Store Page to see all the paintings & their pricing.
Nigerian African Artist Ben Adedipe
The painting to the left is called "Facts of Life" and with it stands its artist, Ben Adedipe, showing its massive dimensions. To the right is the painting on its own.
Ben currently lives in Ghana and previously lived in Europe, though he was born and raised in Nigeria. Ben has formal education in art from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria at the Department of Industrial Design. Our 25 Other Artists African Art Paintings Store Page features his sold painting.
|- Maryann Muthoni with Website Owner, Gathinja -||- John Ndungu with his painting and Gathinja -|
Maryann's's "Blue Day" and Ndungu's "Start the Day" paintings can be seen on the right and below right.
Both can be purchased through the 25 Other Artists African Paintings Store Page.
John Ndungu's exquisite style really gives one the feeling of being in the night. He says that his African paintings represent the work and grace of the revered African woman. When we met with John Ndungu at his home, we also had the pleasure of filming two other African artists whose paintings are also for sale here on True African Art.com. They are Willie Wamuti and Martin Kamuyu (below).
Only until 2012 did we actually meet Maryann Muthoni in person. We had bought "Blue Day" in 2009 through a phone transaction and never actually spoke to her as her Colleague in the studio did the negotiations on her behalf. We were both glad to have met up with each other in her studio 3 years later and the above is the picture we took together. "Blue Day" is a unique masterpiece, painted on a hard board with seemingly dozens of shades of blue. Welcome and thank you Maryann!
Other Women African Artists on True African Art.com
- Kenyan artist and Website Owner, Gathinja.
- Kenyan artist who paints mostly the Maasai tribe with authentic Maasai fabric, Sarah Shiundu.
- Ethiopian fashion painting artist, Mahlet.
- Sold works by Anne Berenge and Jane Wanjeri can be found on their Black African Art Store Page.
Watch MARTIN KAMUYU's
Video Interview with True African Art.com
Kennedy Waireri is a friend of True African Art .com and is an artist who is originally from Kenya. He now lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Using creative styles, Kennedy paints a variety of African and African-American subjects. To purchase the sole painting we own of Kennedy's, as shown below, find this Black art painting on our 25 Other Artists Store Page.
- African Graphic Artist & Painter, Kennedy Waireri -
Kennedy creates African artwork through both methods of Graphic Design and original paintings. The painting portrayed here is NOT a Graphic Design, but an original painting consisting of acrylics and house paint on canvas. If you haven't already guessed, the original artwork is that of the famous South African jazz musician, Hugh Masekela.
'Babu' means 'Grandfather.' We had two of this artist's Black art paintings. We wish we had gotten more, but our circumstances were quick.
We found Babu being Mombasa bound to the Indian ocean coast from Nairobi. Babu was going to sell his African art paintings there, and he had to catch his bus and we, who were to meet him, were late!
After an hour in heavy, hot traffic, we got near enough to the Mombasa bound buses. After going back and forth on our mobile phones with Babu, we had finally gotten close enough that he could see us and so he jumped in the car that was surrounded by travelers and traffic.
We made a deal right then and there with Babu, but again, our time was too short! We found this "Grandfather" to be a jolly one and his African paintings were just as nice! When we purchased them we made Babu's day as he got a pre-sale before his travels!
Babu's sold paintings can be seen on his African Artist Store Page.
JARED NJUGUNA Written Interview
On making African art, Jared Njuguna says, "There are very many stages of painting. By the time you think you are through you realize that you actually only halfway done. The more I paint African artworks the more inspired & captivated I become!" Jared paints "for the freedom it provides to express myself."
There are 8 in his family. Jared is the second oldest and the only painter. He says, "My parents never took my African art seriously when I was young. They always thought I was just passing my time for diversion."
Jared has worked at an NGO painting murals about HIV prevention.
Jared Njuguna gets inspiration from music, beautiful nature, and his fellow artists.
But it is the exhibitions that excite him most. He has been featured in the Rift Valley Visual Artists Exhibition, Banana Hill Gallery and a Nakuru exhibition under Kenya's Ministry of Culture Office. Njuguna has also been featured in Kiambu under the Ministry of Agriculture.
We wish him the best of success and are pleased to have met him.
One of Jared's artworks is on the right. There are more on this Black African Art Store Page.
PAUL OTIENO ABWAO
...In his own words...
I was born on October 1, 1960 in Kenya. As I grew up, my father noticed that as a young child I was blessed with an artistic talent and he encouraged me to develop the gift by buying me paper and pencils to scribble with.
In 1968 I joined a renowned primary school in Mombassa Kenya and pursued the study of art at a tender age of eight.
I joined the University of Nairobi in 1981 and pursued a degree in Design. I graduated in 1985 with honors.
During my study in the University, I mastered in courses pertaining to the profession of a designer: exhibition/display, photography techniques, layout, advertising design, textile production design and social cultural studies.
I then pursued a career as a designer specializing in computer aided design and desktop publishing. I also pursued web programming and became one of the first Website Designers in Kenya. All the while I continued to practice African fine art as a hobby and contemplated taking it on as a full career.
I am 51 years old, married, and have three children." Paul's artworks are sold, but can be viewed on his Store Page.
The Rarity of GEORGE NGARUYA
George Ngaruya hails from Kenya, East Africa and is an experienced artist of 15 years.
What separates Ngaruya from the rest is that he does not paint for the tourist market. He paints rather in a straightforward way that deliberately rejects sophisticated techniques and represents a bold characterization in bright colors and an abstract perspective that is not tame.
Ngaruya is a self taught artist, but remains in an underground group of self-organized artists that maintain a highly personal and non-commercial style that formally trained artists find difficult to achieve. One of his paintings is on the right and the rest are on this category's African Art Paintings Store Page.
25" x 37" (65 x 94 cm)
Acrylic on light Canvas