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September 15th, 2008

Welcome to my new portfolio website!
You can view my entire portfolio, browse recent exhibitions, sign up to the mailing list or contact me.
I hope you enjoy the site. Please feel free to send me any feedback.

upcoming exhibition

November 5th, 2008

‘A Nairobi Teatime’ was painted for the ‘Africa Now’ exhibition arranged by the World Bank and held in Washington DC later this month.

latest exhibition

December 4th, 2008

Africa Now Event

Africa Now!: Emerging talents from a continent on the move. Opening on the 9th of December at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C.

You can read more about the exhibition and the programme of events on the World Bank website, or download the flyer here.

new image

February 16th, 2009

Please have a look at the new image that has been posted under COMMISSIONS on my gallery page. This painting was a private commission done recently in Kenya.

london art fair battersea park

February 19th, 2009

I will be exhibiting as part of the Catherine Miller Gallery at the upcoming Affordable Art Fair in London, Battersea Park from Thursday 12th March to Sunday 15th March. This is a huge art fair that hosts 120 different galleries and thousands of artist of all types. Please see their website www.affordableartfair.com for more information.

exhibiting at the pan african cultural festival in algiers this july

June 1st, 2009

I am excited to finally announce that I have two new paintings being exhibited at the 2nd Pan African Cultural Festival being held in Algiers this July! Back in January I was invited to produce work for their exhibition ‘Africaines’ which will include artwork from a selection of contemporary African women artists. The festival will feature thousands of artists from all disciplines including visual art, theatre, dance, film, fashion etc. It aims to attract millions of visitors and highlight the ‘Artistic Renaissance’ that is sweeping through Africa. For more information please see their website; www.panafalger2009.dz Or visit www.voanews.com/english/2009-02-17-voa.cfm for a great little article about the festival.

back from the algiers…

July 14th, 2009

Recently back from my 5 day trip to Algeria. It was great to finally meet Nadira Laggoune, the curator of ‘Africaines’ the exhibition which featured my work and that of around 20 other female artists. Visit: http://www.creativeafricanetwork.com/page/6984/en for an article about this specific exhibition. The high-light of the trip was meeting and getting to know fellow artists from Africa. We spent our time getting to know the city of Algiers and its colourful people, experiencing some roller coaster taxi rides, eating pizza, escaping the heat under our favourite Bedouin tent and enjoying some of the many events that made up the Panaf’ 09 festival. The festival and exhibitions run until the end of the month so anyone curious to visit the tourist-untouched Algiers, now is your chance. Please click on the following facefbook link to see my photo album:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=125075&id=514709739&l=7eea6c3aec

the east african newspaper: maggie and larissa go to panaf..

August 5th, 2009

in this weeks east african newspaper: Maggie and Larissa go to Algiers to send up the politicians

upcoming solo exhibition this may

March 27th, 2010

I have a new exhibition Opening friday 14th May, 6 - 9pm, up until the 9th June. At Le Rustique Restaurant, General Muthenge Drive, Westlands, Nairobi.

I have been in Kenya for several months completing work for my second solo exhibition being held in Nairobi, Kenya at the renowned Le Rustique Gallery and Restaurant in Westlands. My work has naturally progressed over the past three years and this collection encompasses the oil paintings I am better known for as well as collages and drawings. If you are in Nairobi please join us for the opening night!

exciting review in the east african paper

May 26th, 2010

Frank Whalley has written a great review about my current exhibtion that is in this weeks east african newspaper. Check it out by following this link.

diani art gallery opening exhibtion

October 18th, 2010

The new Diani Art Gallery is finally opening- great stuff!! At the Diani shopping Centre, South Coast, Kenya. Opening night is the 23rd October from 5:30-9pm. Showing a selection of art work from Kenya’s leading artist complied with the help of www.africancolours.net. Two pieces of my work will be there!

motivated to produce by frank whalley’s isk review…

April 19th, 2011

Having entered three peices into this years ISK FOTA I was chuffed and motivated by Frank’s review in last weeks East African paper! See link here.

nominated for the soverign african art award

July 18th, 2011

Excited to have been nominated for this award, if short listed to the 30 finalists my work will be included in the finalists exhibtion in south Africa! Please see this link