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Abraham Shangala Ngume

Directly from the biography that I asked 'Raham', as I know him, to write:

I am a Kenyan citizen who comes from a small tribe called 'TAITA' or DAWIDA', in Kenya. I inherited this talent from my late mother who was previously a banker before her death that occurred in the year 2000, the same year which I was doing my final year exam in secondary school. My mother was also a talented woman in the art field and she was known by her names Grace Rhoda Wakesho Ngume.

Age: I am 29 years old. I started drawing at a tender age, that was when I was in lower primary school, in 1998. By this period I was in Form 2.  At the same time I was doing mural painting and drama decorations at the school - this is where I got the encouragement to pursue my talents and find myself where I am today.

Inspiration: From my secondary level I enrolled at the Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts, where I met new talents who inspired me very much. It was from this time that I improved my talents and paid much closer attention the quality of my painting. The artists who have inspired me are Ndeveni, Steve Nyaga, and Dennis Muraguri - but the most inspiration came from my late mother.

Painting Styles: I like doing abstract paintings, impressionism, and also realism. In my paintings I like to capture scenes which touch emotions and nature.

Currently I am employed by a leading textbook company to draw realistic graphics for the Kenya public school system - my drawings are all over the Kenya educational system, but never before scene on the internet. This excites me very much!

Update - 28 Jan '09: Three new and amazingly surreal paintings by Raham:

Title: Melting Sky
Dimensions: 12.5" x 110" (32 x 26cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $110 Sold! 26 July '09
And on its way to North Ireland!
Title: Inamorata
Dimensions: 12.25" x 16" (31 x 41cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $130 Sold! 26 July '09
And on its way to North Ireland!
Title: Beautiful Queens
Dimensions: 12.5" x 110" (32 x 26cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $110


Title: Drunk and Happy
Dimensions: 19.5" x 10" (49 x 25cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Sold! 24 Oct 2007 - His first painting to sell - this will thrill him! Thanks Tom!
Title: Uniting
Dimensions: 15" x 12" (38 x 30cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $100
Title: Appreciating Nature
Dimensions: 15.5" x 15.5" (39 x 39cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $100 Sold! 8th april 2008
Title: War and Peace
Dimensions: 15" x 10.5" (38 x 27cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $100
Title: Reproduction
Dimensions: 14.5" x 10.5" (36 x 27cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $130
Title: Mans Rule Over Nature
Dimensions: 13" x 10.5" (33 x 27cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $80 Sold! 17 Dec '19 - Thanks Thyra!
Title: Together as One
Dimensions: 14.5" x 11" (37 x 29cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $120 Sold! 31 May '10 -
To an African far from home!
Title: Human Destruction by Nature
Dimensions: 9" x 15" (23 x 38cm)
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Price: $100

On a personal note, I have known Raham for many years. His skills came in very handy when we we needed very detailed images for the Operations Manual of certain manual irrigation pump while I was working for KickStart Africa. I'm very proud that he is now on our website.

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