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ARTIST PROFILES

MARY OGEMBO

Osar

I discovered that I could draw in my early childhood. When I was in Standard Six, our Art and Craft teacher gave as an exercise to draw and colour a cow by the river and mine emerged the best. I later took Art and Design as one of my subjects in high school.[..]

WINI AWUONDO

Osar

Wini Awuondo is a 24-year old artist born and raised in Nairobi. She studied fine art at Oxford Brookes University and has not looked back since. [..]

AYAKO BERTOLLI 

Osar

Best known for her body art creations and photography, Ayako Bertolli is an unending source of genuine creativity and esthetic masterpieces. From Cheetah-painted models to high fashion photo shoots, Ayako makes the human body her canvas taking inspiration from everywhere she travels. [..]

ANTHONY RUSSEL  

Osar

Born in Kenya, and raised oscillating between Kenya’s sub-Saharan topography and United Kingdom’s Norman-Baroque-Neoclassical-Palladian Architecture, he has since made a canvas out of the world through combining [..]

ALEX MBEVO 

Osar

Twenty-six year old Leon Oscar Kidando Lwoga originates from Arusha, but was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He attended Arusha Modern (secondary) School before joining [..]


ALEX MBEVO 

Alex Mbevo

E: WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
was born in Machakos County
E: WHERE WERE YOU EDUCATED AND TO WHAT LEVEL?
I have only managed to go to primary school in Machakos. [..]


TOM MBOYA

Tom Mboya


My name is Tom Mboya Opiyo and I was born in Kisumu in 1972.
E. When did you first know that you were an artist?
When I was six years old I began molding clay that I would collect whenever it rained. Once I joined primary school I was introduced to pen and paper and soon . [..]

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ALEXANDRA SPYRATOS

ALEXANDRA SPYRATOS
Kenyan born Alexandra Spyratos is one of the most successful artists in Kenya. She has had 26 solo exhibitions worldwide including Hong Kong, New York, Miami, Melbourne, Sydney, [..]

BOBBY PALL
Bobby Pall

Bobby Pall is a simple Kenyan man, a modern-day photography artist who desires to use his photography on a professional and international level to brand Kenya.”.[..]

ANN MCCREATH

ann

I met Ann McCreath long before she made the transition from a humanitarian aid worker to Founder and Head Designer of KikoRomeo. On your first encounter, you meet a tall slim willowy woman with a full head of white hair in a glamorous asymmetrical cut. Ann does make a glamour statement, but she will surprise once you engage her. [..]

SUZIE WOKABI

wokabi

Many will say that this just an affectation, after all isn’t skin just skin? And what is so special about our environment that Africans would need a special make-up line? It is this question that Suzie began to dwell on when she started to work in the beauty industry in the USA. [..]

BILLY KAIGWA

Billy Kaigwa

Tell us about Gakunju Kaigwa?
I am an artist who is blessed to wake up every day to do what I love best – to sculpt. I am content and have a beautiful family.[..]

 

ZACH SAITOTI

zach saitoti

I suppose my enthusiasm for art really began in my early Kenton College days. I remember having a bizarre fascination to everything Papier-mâché related and a fondness for still-life drawing. I[..]

CAMILLE WEKESA.

wekesa

Camille Wekesa is the half Scottish, half Kenyan artist who paints, creates murals, curates and speaks on art. Educated in Italy and having worked in Europe, she chooses her home country Kenya to live and thrive in her craft. [..]

KEPHA MOSOTI

Kepha Mosoti


Kepha Mosoti is a visual artist who paints and also sculpts. His sculptures are made of wood, metal and even tin. Mosoti is inspired by Mother Nature and everyday life which explains his depictions of well worn shoes Nairobi.[..]

 

NEIL THOMAS
Neil Thomas

I was born and raised in Kenya and later studied in Europe and South Africa. I am absolutely passionate to the point of obsession with photography. I see.[..]

LIZ OGUMBO
liz

Liz Ogumbo is a fashion designer, recording artists, writer and business owner with a global presence. From humble beginnings in Kisumu, Liz now owns businesses from Cape Town to L.A. She shares her story of building a unique brand. [..]

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