Joel Ngoko

With Joel Ngoko in the famous but sadly no-longer iconic Gallery Watatu

With Joel Ngoko in the famous but sadly no-longer iconic Gallery Watatu

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The following is a segment of from the artist, Joel Ngoko…

“I was born in western Kenya, Kisii District of Nyanza Province in 1961, the fourth child in a family of nine children. In 1971 I joined Nyabigege primary school and left for secondary education in 1979. During all of these years in school I used to draw, carve, and mould. I started to draw at the age of ten. And I started to do sculpting at the age of 15. During artwork periods we were given some colored pencils and crayons although we had no art teachers. Art was not taken seriously as there were no trained teachers in all of these schools I joined. So I used to concentrate seriously on my own, even after school hours and holidays.

There was no competition in this subject as most of my schoolmates never took any interest in art. But most teachers encouraged me sometimes when I always come out with a new drawing. Most of my drawing were mostly of wildlife, although I had not seen any by the time I started to draw.

In 1975 I joined the scouting movement. This association gave me the opportunity to visit so many parts and see the abundant wildlife in the country sites. There were many occasions when we went on trips that I would stick my head out of the window. Through the Ngong Hills and Maasailand which were very inspirational. When I reached home I drew and colored so much during my journeys.

I have sold many of my wildlife paintings to so many parts of the world since I started my career as an artist. Although I have never held a public exhibition, but I believe my wildlife paintings are among the most attractive to many of my customers. As a specialized artist I have traveled widely in Kenya’s wildlife reserves. Art is a great challenge!”

These days Joel Ngoko has really discovered his talents and has expanded into a completely new word. His recent paintings eclipse those of the past in many respects – but the most maturity has come in his attention to the precise detail of the animal that he is observing. These paintings represent some of the most realistic and skilled wildlife paintings on our website.

All of these paintings are painted on the finest silk-based canvases using very high quality oils. They smell of oil, and giving them a rich depth that cannot be reproduced in acrylics.

 Title: Cheetahs in Tall Grass
Dimensions: 20″ x 11.5″ (51 x 29cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
 Title: Bull Elephants
Dimensions: 24″ x 12″ (61 x 30cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
 Title: Rhino on Manyara Plains – Tanzania
Dimensions: 30.5″ x 15.5″ (78 x 40cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
 Title: Elephants Finding Food
Dimensions: 17″ x 11″ (44 x 28cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
 Title: Elephants and Zebras at Watering Hole
Dimensions: 26.5″ x 17.5″ (67 x 44cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
 Title: Elephants and Zebra Near Forest
Dimensions: 25″ x 14.5″ (64 x 37cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
 Title: Zebras Near Mt. Kilimanjaro
Dimensions: 30.5″ x 15.5″ (78 x 40cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
 Title: Zebras at Watering Hole
Dimensions: 29″ x 17″ (74 x 43cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
 Title: Lions in Tall Grass
Dimensions: 18″ x 11.5″ (46 x 29cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
   
Title: Elephants Brothers
Dimensions: 39″ x 18″ (99 x 46cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $600
Title: Lionnese on Branch
Dimensions: 17″ x 10″ (43 x 25cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
 Title: Rhino Mather and Child
Dimensions: 18″ x 11.5″ (46 x 29cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $
 Ngoko - Elephants in Amboseli  Ngoko - Young Kudu  Ngoko - Lion Cubs
Title: Elephants in Amboseli
Dimensions: 27.25″ x 13.5″ (69 x 33cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $400
Title: Lone Kudu
Dimensions: 20″ x 13″ (51 x 33cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $200
Title: Lion Cubs
Dimensions: 19″ x 11″ (48 x 28cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $190
 Ngoko - Lion in Amboseli  Ngoko - View of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli  Ngoko - Zebras in Amboseli
Title: Lion in Amboseli
Dimensions: 21″ x 13″ (54 x 33cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $220
Title: View of Kilimanjaro
Dimensions: 27.5″ x 12″ (70 x 30cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $260
Title: Zebras in Amboseli
Dimensions: 19″ x 10″ (48 x 26cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $200
 Ngoko - Relaxing Lion  Ngoko - Kudu in the grass  Ngoko - Cheetah Cub
Title: Relaxing Lion
Dimensions: 27.25″ x 16.25″ (69 x 42cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $400
Title: Kudu in Tall Grass
Dimensions: 11″ x 7″ (28 x 18cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $120
Title: Cheetah Cub
Dimensions: 11.25″ x 7.25″ (28 x 18cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $100
 Ngoko - Baby Zebra Pair  Ngoko - Cape Buffalo on the March  Ngoko - Kudu
Title: Baby Zebra Pair
Dimensions: 17″ x 12″ (44 x 31cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $160
Title: Cape Buffalo on the March
Dimensions: 16.75″ x 7.5″ (43 x 19cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $140
Title: Young Kudu
Dimensions: 15.5″ x 8.25″ (40 x 21cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $140
Title: Relaxing Lion Family
Dimensions: 28″ x 16.5″ (72 x 42cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Cost: $

If you are interested in any of Joel Ngoko’s paintings, you can Make an Offer by using the Contact Page or by emailing me at: todd@insideafricanart.com. Or, better yet, go to the Purchasing Page to make a purchase!

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