Art + Illustration

Collages by Alexander Ikhide

Alexander Ikhide‘s collages are a mixture of native Africans, nature, science, and so many different themes. It’s an interesting mixing pot. Using the medium of Collage I am exploring different themes and ideas that pertain to my cultural identity …

Art by Folasade

Folasade Adeoso is an internet sensation. She’s well known as a model, but not as many know how talented she is as a digital artist. I was surely and pleasantly surprised when I saw her digital collages. I realized …

Well of Hope – Illustrations

These illustrations by Lukasz Kowalski are fine examples of how design and art can be used as a strong medium for advocacy. They were developed for The Well of Hope, which is an organisation dedicated to helping impoverished African …

Solomon Adufah

Solomon Adufah is a talented Ghanian-born artist. Believe it or not, he is self taught! His comments about his work shows how much his art work is a part of him. His works capture your attention immediately with their vivid …

Portraits of Hair

Artist, So Yoon Lym, was born in South Korea, but lived much of her youth in Uganda and Kenya. Small wonder then that this part of her life has influenced her positively as an artist. She has claimed to …

Moroccan Portraits

These portraits of Moroccans were created by Spanish artist, Jose Tapiro y Baro. He lived from 1830 to 1913, but not much can be found on the internet about him, apart from this interesting series. Part of the series …

Lupita Nyongo Art

I recently discovered a blog is that literally a treasure trove – it’s a collection of fan art dedicated to Lupita Nyong’o. Honestly, the woman has inspired a lot of creativity from a lot of dedicated fans. Check out the …

Love You Illustration Series

American/Kenyan artist, Jamilla Okubo, brings us this beautiful illustrated series called Love You. Jamilla is talented in many ways – from fashion design, to textile design and illustration; and she interweaves these skills very well by incorporating her …

Ashley Oubre – Graphite and Ink

One of the beauties of art is that it’s so diverse. Each artist gives a bit of themselves (their personalities, values and passions, to their paintings and illustrations). So I’m glad to find Ashley Oubre‘s work because the style …

Egypt: Political Corruption

Visual art is one of the most powerful tools anyone could use to send a message. It can convey emotions and invoke feelings in a much starker way than mere words can. These illustrations by Ahmed Ebrahim does just that. …