More Biographical Information from MARTIN BULINYA
....in his own Words
Martin Bulinya speaks fluently in five languages: English, Swahili, Kalenjin, Kikuyu, and Luhya, with a bit of Hebrew and German in the mix. He attended the University of Nairobi, majoring in Design.
Besides being an African artist, Martin works also at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) as a television set designer. Here, he is in charge of the newscasters' background setting. He also designs the graphics that appear in show backgrounds, as well as the animation that introduces or ends any program.
In the past, Martin has worked as the illustrator for True Love Magazine and the Kenya Times.
Martin is married with five children: two boys and three girls. "My eldest son is very good at modern African art. My eldest daughter who is already married, she is also very good at art and an artist in her own right.
Of the love that he has for his country of Kenya, Mr. Bulinya says, "Most of my brothers and sisters who have never been outside the country, they usually take Kenya for granted. After visiting the USA and other African countries, I loved visiting those places, but upon arriving home, I realized that Kenya is the best country around for me, both physically and even in terms of the people themselves...so to me, if Kenyans can focus on the values we have amongst us we would be an even better people than we already are."
Besides spreading the love of African paintings, Martin Bulinya also writes poems and political essays. While visiting the United States several years back, he traveled to Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, Michigan, and Texas.
We look forward to working with this diverse African artist, Martin Bulinya, for years to come!
See Martin Bulinya's Information Page 1 to learn about Martin's art style
in his own words.
And to read more from Martin Bulinya, read his letter to the
Kenyan Government's Ministry of Culutre,
African Artists' Letter for the Promotion of African Art.