Portraits Africa | Waweru Gichuhi
Waweru GichuhiArtist Waweru Gichuhi, Nairobi, Kenya

Waweru Gichuhi, Nairobi, Kenya

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I was 22 when I started painting. I stumbled into painting when I was in college. The lecturer asked us to paint a composition for our school project. Initially, it was tough because I did not know how to go about it but after I found myself loving it as I continued learning by trial and error

I like to tell tales about my surrounding; the here and now. I interact with people often hence painting them and telling their stories comes naturally. I love painting children because they are our future. They have no prejudices or the divisive tendencies we possess as adults. I love the freedom of being an artist. I am my own boss and I work on my own terms. It is always rewarding to see people appreciate what you do and pay you for it. I love being a creator, seeing my dreams come to life on a canvas. To me art is a way of life. It is a way of expressing yourself, letting your imagination run wild.



Contact the artist via Keith McFarlane (Portraits Africa)at editor@negativeentropy.net who will provide an introduction. Artist and buyer are free to negotiate on both subject and price. While the artist has provided a guide-price or price indication, the first step in any commission is that artist and buyer agree the price, size, subject and materials of the composition and its delivery date. Portraits Africa will then request the agreed commission fee from the buyer, and on receipt of that fee will advise the artist to start work. The fee will not be released to the artist until the work has been completed and delivered to the buyer. Should a dispute arise between artist and buyer, it is Portraits Africa that will adjudicate. For the service prospectus, Terms & Conditions, see Commissioning a Portrait.


Paper | Canvas

Pencil | Charcoal

Oil | Acrylics

A4 210 mm x 297 mm 8.3" x 11.7" N/A USD 50
A3 297 mm x 420 mm 11.7" x 16.2" N/A USD 100
A2 420 mm x 594 mm 16.5" x 23.4" N/A USD 175
A1 594 mm x 842 mm 23.4" x 33.1" N/A USD 325




  1. These are guide prices. They are not binding on the artist, but are intended to set the buyer’s expectations prior to the artist being contacted.
  2. Prices will vary with the materials used, with the number of subjects (complexity) and with the overall size.
  3. Prices do not include shipping, packing, framing or insurance costs. These should be itemised separately and the total price agreed up-front.
  4. Portraits Africa will not involve itself in the matter of the commission price. The service offered relates only to the delivery of the finished portrait and to assuring the quality of the work produced.