Art + Illustration

Illustrations for Nigerian Folktale

These beautiful illustrations are by Archana Sreenivasan¬†for Toot Magazine, a new play and learn children’s illustrated magazine. The illustrations are for a Nigerian folktale retold for Toot Magazine. The story is about how the clever and wise tortoise …

Blue Skies over Dakar

Swiss photographer, Natalie Disenrens, visits Dakar in Senegal and photographs her view of the vistas in the city. She sees it how most foreigners who visit for tourism see it – the streets, monuments, buildings (which still show hints …

Sharee Miller Illustrations

These illustrations by Sharee Miller are exactly what she says they are – ‘coily and cute’. Miller is an illustrator living in New York City who specializes in cuteness and natural hair. Her illustrations are simply adorable – each featuring …

Artful Crowds by Dr. Glover

Ablade Glover is an award winning Ghanian painter that is ‘fondly referred to as the grandfather of contemporary art in Ghana’. His works are simply explosive. He depicts crowds in artful disarray that appears not in the least confused. See …

Life Paintings by Mthethwa

Zwelethu Mthethwa is a South African painter that has gotten mass acclaim in South Africa. He uses a wide range of vivid colours to depict local people going about their daily lives; from a young girl relaxing in her home, …

Mntambo’s Cowhide Sculptures

Nandipha Mntambo is an artist, photographer and sculptor from Swaziland, although she currently lives in South Africa. Of all her works, her sculptures fascinate me the most. It’s interesting how these sculptures attract and repulse all at once. Her favourite …

Said Qodaid – Elders

Even amidst the excitement and creativity of modern art, it’s refreshing to see classic works done up in oil, just like Moroccan artist Said Qodaid does it. His lines are so smooth it’s fascinating, and whatsmore, he focuses on the …

Guerilla Art by Riot

Sindiso Nyoni, aka R!OT, is a Zimbabwean guerilla artist that is well known for his political posters – as evidenced by the many awards he has collected for his activist design work. His posters combine comic book and street …

Ancient Art

Ancient Egypt is arguably one of the first developed cultures of the ancient world. It is said that by 3,500BC, Egyptian natives had started building cities near the River Nile. From then till about 30BC when Rome invaded Egypt, they …

Beading Panels by Qubeka

Qubeka is a South African beading studio that works with many local artists to translate their work into beaded panels. This is such an ingenious idea, and a welcome change to the traditional paint. The studio is run by three …