Desire to Branch

Desire to Branch

  • artist: Bulinya Martin
  • price: $150
  • medium: Mixed media on paper
  • size: 9 3/8 x 12 1/4

Martin K. Bulinya was born on July 21, 1961 in a village called Moiben near Eldoret, Kenya.

Bulinya has worked as freelance illustrator for the Kenya Times and True Love magazine, as well as working for the Kenya Broadcasting Cooperation (KBC) as stage and scene designer.

Encouraged by his older brothers, Bulinya began drawing in charcoal and pencil as a young boy.  He studied at the design department of the University of Nairobi, and has since exhibited his paintings and drawings in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Bulinya is a very prolific artist who usually paints caricatures of the Maasai people. He uses vibrant colors in broad brush strokes, or in minute details.  He also wants the ordinary people to be able to afford buying his art by using hardboard.

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