Joseph Thiongo

In the Java House with Joseph Thiongo, fellow artist Ndichu Njuguna, and my wife

In the Java House with Joseph Thiongo, fellow artist Ndichu Njuguna, and my wife

Thiongo and Liz

Thiongo and Liz

Born in 1967 in Uthiru, Kabete (Kenya), Joseph Thiongo realized his talent for art at a very early age. He studied at Uthiru Primary School between 1974 and 1981. He completed his secondary education at Kabete High School in 1985. It was here that his artistic skills were recognized by his Geography teacher, after being impressed by his map drawing skills. His teacher said, “Joseph, I hope you will be an artist”. And this is something he never forgot.  He worked for the Coffee Board of Kenya until 1990, during which time he got closer to appreciating the various local landscape. Since then Thiongo has painted mainly in watercolor, capturing natural beauty of various Kenyan landscape. Thiongo is 44 years old, married, with two children.

Thiongo’s paintings have been around Nairobi for a long time though his popularity has only been on the rise within the past year or so. We are happy to add him as an artist on this website and know that his interesting combination of colors, along with his wonderful eye for detailed animal depictions, will gain him international attention.

Thiongo---Maasai-Gossip Thiongo---Maasai-Gossip2 Thiongo---Maasai-with-Baby
 Title: Maasai Gossip
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 11″ (19 x 28cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $160
 Title: Maasai Gossip2
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 11″ (19 x 28cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $160
 Title: Maasai with Baby
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 11″ (19 x 28cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $160
 Thiongo - Zebras in the Highlands long 2  Thiongo - Zebra Pair  Thiongo-Nyala
Title: Zebras in the Highlands 2
Dimensions: 22.5″ x 7.5″ (57 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $210
Title: Zebra Pair
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 7.5″ (14 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $75
Title: Nyala
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 5.5″ (19 x 14cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $75
 Thiongo---Mt.-Kilimanjaro  Thiongo-Cape Buffalo  Thiongo - Flame Tree
Title: Majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro
Dimensions: 22.5″ x 7.5″ (57 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $200
Title: Cape Buffalos
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 5.5″ (19 x 14cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $75
Title: Flame Tree
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 7.5″ (14 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $75
 Thinogo-Rhinos in Nairobi National Park  Thiongo---Mt.Kenya  Thiongo-Warthogs
Title: Rhinos in Nairobi National Game Park
Dimensions: 22.5″ x 7.5″ (57 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $180
Title: Beautiful Mt. Kenya
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 5.5″ (19 x 14cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $75
Title: Warthogs
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 5.5″ (19 x 14cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $75
Thiongo---Minding-the-Herd
Title: Minding the Herd
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 11″ (19 x 28cm)
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Price: $160

If you are interested in any of Joseph Thiongo’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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