16 Years on the Internet!                    4,070+ Paintings Sold!                    108+ Artists Represented, and Growing!                    No Fixed Prices!

                                                 

Online Home of Original African Paintings - Since 1999



Our Artists

Al Amir Hussein
Albert Lizah
Alex Mbugua
Andrew Kamondia
Anne Berenge
Ash Uman
Banana Hill
Batiks - Richard Kimbo
Batiks - Kihiu
Benard Githogori
Blue Rhino Maps
Chain Muhandi
Cyprian Ogambi
Daniel Njoroge
Daude Tingatinga
David Michuki
Egyptian
Elisha Ongere
David Tournaire
Gary Frier
Geoffrey Mugwe
George Obanda
George Thairu
Giko
Hassan Fadoul
Henrick Lilanga
House
Individual Artists
Jaa Munyua
Joseph Thiongo
Jane Wanjeri
Jared Njuguna
Jeff Wambugu
Joel Ngoko
John Ndambo
Joseph Juma
Kelvin Malak
Kipara Mzuguno
Kivuthi Mbuno
Lincoln Omindi
Lost and Found
Martin Bulinya
Martin Kamuyu
Martin Ngugi
Masila/Mainga
Moses Wanyuki
Ndichu Njuguna
Ng'ang'a Ndeveni
Ngecha Society
Njogu
Noel Kapanda
Ole Kolii Paul
Omari Idi
Daniel Kinyanjui
Peter Mbugua
Raham Shangala
Richard Wasike
Robert Aswani
Samuel Njeru
Sarah Shiundu
Shake Makelele
Shine Tani
Simon Mungai
South Africa
Stephen Mbatia
TingaTinga
Titus Kivuthi
Twenty Artists
W.P. Kamunya
Wambui Elizabeth
Wathingira
Willie Wamuti
Wycliffe Ndwiga
Yeb
Zacharia Mbutha
Zack
 
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 "The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it" 
George H. T. Kimble, from the book Inside Africa

Inside African Art - Online Home of Original African Paintings - Now in Our 15h Year!

16 Years on the Internet! 4,070+ Paintings Sold 108+ Artists Represented, and Growing! No Fixed Prices!
On the Internet since 1999, Inside African Art is the original contemporary African paintings website!

Inside African Art is the Original African paintings website. It is a project run by three people, Todd Schaffer and his wife Liz, as well as Liz's sister Sarah. All of us travel to and from Kenya to the US, shuttling paintings and trying to stay afloat. We have one thing in mind: The promotion and exposure of contemporary original fine arts by African artists. (cont...)



NEW! Paintings by the famous TingaTinga artist Noel Kapanda

Featured Artist: Son of the 'Father of TingaTinga Paintings' Daudi Tingatinga

NEW Artist from Tanzania:
Kipara Mzuguno

Eric Tournaire! Many Lions (above) -
Has many new paintings here

New Artist: Jeff Wambugu!


New paintings by Geoffre Mugwe
have just been added!


NEW! Mt. Kilimanjaro!
Textured animal scenes, Market Scenes and serene acrylic/watercolor
Ocean Scenes by Robert Aswani
Hendrick Lilanga Paintings
Have Arrived!

See Them Here!

KIMBO! Kimbo Batiks are in Stock!
7 New Ones Just Arrived


 

New Ash - 20 new paintings!
Small but formidable!



Fantastic New Paintings from
Martin Bulinya -
Large and Priced to Sell!


New Mugwe
Nine new wonderful Mugwe paintings have been posted, but one you have to see to believe, Intense Mara River Crossing - it has it all!

Ng'ang'a Ndeveni -
8 NEW paintings!



9 New Paintings by Joel Ngoko!

Just Imported: 66 Of the Most Incredible TingaTinga Paintings You Have Ever Seen!

         
See them on the TingaTinga Homepage and TingaTinga Page 2


10,000 Mile Sandals!

Handmade African Sandals
Made with beautiful Maasai beads, recycled tire soles, and Maasai leather. See them at:
Ten Thousand Mile Sandals

You know, not much time passes before Inside African Art finds itself involved with yet another project to benefit children. With your generosity, we funded three food distributions and saved the lives of countless people. NOW, with this momentum, we are in the process of rebuilding the Karichen Primary School. Interested in helping? Read more...   

Worldwide economic upheaval: Everyone is suffering! Artists are desperate
Inside African Art understands that times are tough for all and disposable income is a rare commodity. It is for this reason that we are discounting the paintings on this website to strengthen our position as offering the best selection and the best prices for original African paintings on the internet. And remember: NO FIXED PRICES!
WE PROMISE : MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER - IT WILL NOT BE REFUSED!



Kimbo Batiks -
Three New Ones Just Came In!
BIG BOLD and BEAUTIFUL!



 



NEW! Mark Omondi - New artist to the website!

Contemporary African paintings are less well known than African artifacts and traditional crafts, and there is little exposure and availability of this type of artwork either in galleries or on the internet. Yes, there are plenty of mass-produced artworks, African crafts, and Afri-kitch available, but finding an original African painting at a reasonable price is next to impossible - and it shouldn't be! (cont...)


New Artist - Samuel Njeru
Unique colors and sophistiated view of the environment - See them Here!

 South Africa Blue Rhino Maps are IN STOCK!
Latest Addition:
 More New paintings by
Jane Wanjeri

New! Paintings by Wycliffe  Ndwiga

MUST SEE! NEW Yebs are in Stock!
Silk Thread art from Ghana

New Njugunas are in the house!


Martin Bulinya--Pages 1,2 & 3!
And now Page 4! New paintings!


Moses Wanyuki
Wanyuki stylized Maasai and incredible use of
background give him a unique appeal


Joseph Thiongo - New paintings of the mountains - Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya

... There is an abundance of incredibly talented artists in Africa who need a forum to promote their paintings and to show the world what they have to offer. Presently we are showcasing the artists of East Africa - primarily those of Kenya.

The majority of the paintings displayed in the website have been purchased either directly from the artists themselves with whom we have formed personal relationships, or through various galleries in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya - and are now in the U.S.A. for quick delivery.

It's our goal to keep the website fluid, topical, and on the pulse of the contemporary original African paintings scene. As well, I want to ensure that the artists themselves are reaping the benefits of world-wide exposure and promotion. We have instant access to nearly all of the artists in Kenya allowing us to keep refreshing the website with new paintings!

You buy African paintings and the artists directly benefit -
that's the idea of the website!

ALERT!!   At Inside African Art there are NO FIXED PRICES!
We have opened all original Africa paintings on this web site to offers and negotiation -
Just like it's done in Africa!


*** If you see a original painting that you like, make a reasonable offer! ***
Seriously, no reasonable offer will be refused!

You can always e-mail us at: todd@insideafricanart.com, or call us anytime* at: 407-619-8761
*USA - Mind the time zone!
To learn more, see the FAQ page!

 

Inside African Art now sends domestic and international PayPal Email Invoices
to ensure a secure and verifiable payment transaction.
You DO NOT have to be a member of PayPal or sign-up with PayPal.

Every painting on this website is an original - not a lithograph or copy -
I buy directly from the artist! See images below!

Take a look around, you might find a painting that would look perfect in your home or office! I hope you find this site to be informative; it is filled with historical and cultural information pertaining to the art and artists displayed. Thanks for visiting! Todd


With Banana Hill artists

Todd with Kivuthi Mbuno

To anyone wondering if artists represented by Inside African Art are exploited - I have bought over 290 batiks from Kimbo in the past 18 years - more than any other single person in Kimbo's 40+ years hawking in the streets of Nairobi, Kenya. This represents over $12,000! Nice leather coat Kimbo! Update 2011: Make that 310 batiks... May 2013 - 338 batiks!
My main man - Kimbo!

Todd with artists Zack (left) and Robert Aswani (right) Todd with artist Kinuthia With Joel Ngoko
in Gallery Watatu - Niarobi, Kenya
Please note: Unlike most websites, I do not watermark the images of the paintings with the logo of Inside African Art. This alters the beauty of the image as well as your perception of what it might look like on your wall. You are free to use these images as you wish. But please keep in mind where they came from and the African artists who worked so hard to produce them. In time maybe you will feel the urge to support them with a purchase of their wonderful art!

Remember though, there are laws regarding the duplication of images for commercial use. These laws are enforced by this website.

Date and time this page was last edited: 11/14/2014 10:25:34 AM

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