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bulinya martins
Nairobi - Kenya
Acrylics - Social Commentary


Kenya born, Artist Bulinya Martins grew up in a tiny village in the East African Great Rift valley called Moiben, where his parents took great pride in their farm. Cassava, sweet potatoes and cattle raring were lovingly nurtured and celebrated and his love of them springs from the delight his parents would take in seeing the results of their work bloom.
Encouraged by his British and American Art teachers at St Patrick’s High School education – where young men studied art and literature and rarely sciences, Bulinya began to paint individual animals, human figures and landscapes in watercolour. These first paintings were of a much more botanical and flora nature still life landscapes - but as he says “with age comes freedom to shape draw and colour outside the lines”.
Bulinya came to Michigan to visit his friends at Amazwi art Gallery at Saugatuck – initially for a year - but seduced by the lifestyle and, in no small part, by the weather, they never left, until 2005. Influenced by the new...
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