The elephnat family as captured in Masaai Mara Kenya
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Title: Animal in the Mist
painter: Tom Mboya
awards and achievements: EXHIBITIONS
1994 Young artist group Shaw at the gallery watatu, Kenya 2010 Mixed media group exhibition at the Talisman Restaurant Kenya.2010 Lake Basin art group exhibition sponsored by the Safaricom 2010 Manjano group provincial art exhibition at go down art centre, Kenya, courtesy of the ministry of culture, Kenya. 2010 Art show and sale at the international school of Kenya organized by Friends of The Arts, FOTA.2010 Little and Large art sale at the Ramoma Museum Kenya2010 National art exhibition organized by the Ministry of culture at the Go down art centre, Kenya. 2011 Manjano art exhibition organized by the Ministry of culture and the Go down art centre, Kenya.2011 Art exhibition at the international school of Kenya organized by Friends of The arts, FOTA.2011 Lake basin Art group exhibition sponsored by Safaricom.2011 Solo exhibition at Pinks Gallery north coast Mombasa, Kenya.2012 Exhibition at the National Museum of Kenya.
RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS 2010 Mixed media workshop at the Go down art center Nairobi, Kenya.2011 Charcoal work workshop at the Go down art center.2011 Art residency at the Pinks gallery Mombasa, Kenya2012 Art exhibition at the Pinks gallery, Mombasa, Kenya
about the artist: Tom is a Kenyan born artist based at the Go Down Arts Center in Nairobi, Kenya.Although hotelier by profession he has spent most of his lifetime drawing and painting. He had a great opportunity in his high school life to study technical drawing and design, later he joined Hospitality College, and he served in the hospitality industry for eight years before he fell out to settle on visual art and painting. He is passionate about painting and his work revolves around the social life of human, animal and the beautiful nature shared among them.His style is a cocktail of expressionism, impressionism and semi-realistic forms of human, nature, animal and nature done in warm acrylics or oil colors and sound brush strokes.Tom has participated in several art exhibitions both locally and internationally. Apart from the financial gains, he has donated his art pieces and participated in discharging innovative ideas and mentoring spirit to schools which cater for children with special needs.