Martin Bulinya

Martin Bulinya

Bulinya is a very prolific artist who’s work tends to be simple, yet with a mass ‘African’ appeal

Bulinya and Todd

Martin and I in the Sarit Center in Nairobi, Kenya. Taken around 2005.

Martin K. Bulinya was born on 21 July 1961 in a village called Moiben near Eldoret, Kenya.

Bulinya has worked as freelance illustrator for the Kenya Times and True Love magazine, as well as working for the Kenya Broadcasting Cooperation (KBC) as stage and scene designer.

Encouraged by his older brothers, Bulinya began drawing in charcoal and pencil as a young boy at home. His talent blossomed in primary school where he won many local awards. While in secondary school Bulinya lost his interest in art, but regained his sense of creativity again in High School, where art became his principal subject and focus through the rest of his education. He furthered his studies at the design department of the University of Nairobi, and went on to display his paintings and drawings in the following exhibitions:

  • Goethe Institute, Nairobi Kenya
  • British Council, Nairobi Kenya
  • Art Panorama, French Cultural Center – Nairobi Kenya

Bulinya is a very prolific artist who’s work tends to be simple, yet with a mass ‘African’ appeal. The paintings shown here are caricatures of the Maasai people in a variety of stances and formations. Almost all of the works are either painted or mounted on hardboard, and exemplify true fun and interesting African art! Many of the paintings have very complex detailing into the material worn. His characters take dramatic poses, giving each one an effective emotion – you can almost hear some of the characters talking to each other!

In addition, Martin would be very happy to make for you a custom portrait! Scroll down about half way (it’s a terribly long page), to see some examples of original custom portraits he created. He can make one for you!

 Bulinya - Bartering  Bulinya - Dancing Ladies  Bulinya - Dancing with Greens
Title: Bartering
Dimensions: 29″ x 21.5″ (74 x 55cm)
Medium:  Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Price: $280
Title: Dancing Ladies
Dimensions: 27″ x 21″ (69 x 53cm)
Medium:  Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Price: $280
Title: Dancing with Greens
Dimensions: 28″ x 21″ (71 x 53cm)
Medium:  Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Price: $280
 Bulinya - Evening Market  Bulinya - Maasai Women with Baskets and Goats  Bulinya - Market Joy
Title: Evening Market
Dimensions: 29″ x 18″ (74 x 46cm)
Medium: Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Price: $220
Title: Maasai Women with Baskets and Goats
Dimensions: 28″ x 21″ (71 x 53cm)
Medium: Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Price: $220
Title: Market Joy
Dimensions: 28″ x 21″ (71 x 53cm)
Medium: Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Price: $220
 Bulinya - Spears and Shields  Bulinya - Packing Up  
Title: Spears and Shields
Dimensions: 28″ x 20″ (71 x 50cm)
Medium: Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Price: $220
Title: Packing Up
Dimensions: 28″ x 20″ (71 x 51cm)
Medium: Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Price: $220
K37
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″
(15 x 22 cm)
Medium: Acrylic and ink on
paper
Price: $28
   
Title: (A30)
Dimensions:  9″ x 12.5″
(23 x 33 cm)
Medium:  Acrylic and Ink on Paper
Price: $75
K15
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″
(15 x 22 cm)
Medium: Acrylic and ink on
paper
Price: $28
Title: A37
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 12″
(14 x 31 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on paper
Price: $55
     Bulinya-Tall Standing
D Archive 1
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8.25″
(14 x 22 cm)
Medium: Acrylic and ink on
paper
Price: $55
Title: A17
Dimensions: 5″ x 9″
(13 x 23 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on hard paper
Price: $60
Title: Tall Standing
Dimensions: 6″ x 17.75″
(16 x 45 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on paper
Price: $80
 Bulinya-On the March    
Title: On the March
Dimensions: 6″ x 17.75″
(16 x 45 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on paper
Price: $85
Title: A38
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8″
(14 x 20 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on paper
Price: $50
Title: A36
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 12″
(14 x 31 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on paper
Price: $55
      
Title:  (A29)
Dimensions:  6.75″ x 9.75″
(17 x 25 cm)
Medium:  Acrylic and Ink on Paper
Price: $65
Title: (A28)
Dimensions: 5″ x 8.75″
(13 x 22 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on paper
Price: $60
K14
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″
(15 x 22 cm)
Medium: Acrylic and ink on
paper
Price: $28
    Bulinya - In the Queue  Bulinya - In the Queue 2
Title: Gathering
Dimensions: 19″ x 12.5″ (48 x 32 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $100
Title: In the Queue
Dimensions: 25″ x 9″ (64 x 22 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $110 (these are quite large!)
Title: In the Queue 2
Dimensions: 25″ x 9″ (64 x 22 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $110 (these are quite large!)
 Bulinya - Ladies in the Market  Bulinya - 5758  Bulinya - To the One
Title: Ladies in the Market
Dimensions: 25″ x 9″ (64 x 22 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $110 (these are quite large!)
Title: Elders
Dimensions: 25″ x 9″ (64 x 22 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $110 (these are quite large!)
Title: To the One
Dimensions: 14.5″ x 20″ (36 x 50 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $100
 Bulinya - 5765  Bulinya - 5770  Bulinya - 5768
Title: Preparing a Feast
Dimensions: 17.5″ x 12.5″ (45 x 32cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $100
Title: Almost Ready
Dimensions: 17.5″ x 12.5″ (45 x 32cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $100
Title: Strategy
Dimensions: 17.5″ x 12.5″ (45 x 32cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $100
 Bulinya - 5761  Martin Bulinya-Weighing the Jugs  Bulinya - 5764
Title: Preparing for Market
Dimensions: 25″ x 9″ (64 x 22 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $110 (these are quite large!)
Title:  Weighing the Jugs
Dimensions: 10″ x 15″
Medium: Watercolors on paper
Price: $50
Title: Weary
Dimensions: 12.5″ x 17.5″ (32 x 45cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $100
Bulinya - 5760
Title: BUL 82b
Dimensions: 5″ x 11″ (13 x 28 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on paper
Price: $60
Title: BUL 10
Dimensions: 6.25″ x 8.75″
(16 x 22 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $60
Title: Grateful
Dimensions: 9″ x 25″ (22 x 64 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper
Price: $110 (these are quite large!)
 Bulinya-738a  Bulinya-738b  Bulinya-739a
Title: 738a
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″ (15 x 22cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $65
Title: 738b
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″ (15 x 22cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $65
Title: 739a
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″ (15 x 22cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $65
 Bulinya-739b  Bulinya-776  
Title: 739b
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″ (15 x 22cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $65
Title: 776
Dimensions: 4.25″ x 5.25″
(11 x 16cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $50
Title: BUL 05a
Dimensions: 5″ x 8.75″
Medium: Ink on Paper
Price: $65
Title: BUL 87
Dimensions: 17″ x 6″ (43 x 15 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on paper
Price: $75
Title: Tall Woman
Dimensions: 6″ x 18″
Medium: Acrylic and ink on heavy paper
Price: $85
Title: BUL 02
Dimensions: 6″ x 13.25″
Medium: Ink on Paper
Price: $60
     
Title: BUL 18
Dimensions:  12.5″ x 8.75″
Medium:  Acrylic and Ink on Paper
Price: $70
Title: BUL 76
Dimensions: 9″ x 5.5″ (23 x 14 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on hard paper
Price: $55
Title: BUL 86
Dimensions: 8″ x 9.5″ ((20 x 24 cm)
Medium: Ink and acrylic
on paper
Price: $65
P51
Dimensions: 9.25″ x 12.5″
Medium: Acrylic, watercolor, and ink on heavy paper
Price: $40
Title: Reclined
Dimensions: 11″ x 15″
Medium: Acrylic and ink on paper
Price: $75
Title: BUL 03
Dimensions: 4.5″ x 8″
Medium: Ink on Paper
Price: $55
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If you are interested in any of Martin Bulinya’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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Before and After
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Custom Portraits by
Martin Bulinya
Customized to your specifications,
with your photo!
Interested? Contact me!
     
Title: BUL15
Dimensions:  7.5″x 12″
(19 x 30 cm)
Medium:  Acrylic and Ink on Paper
Price: $70
Title: BUL14
Dimensions:  7.5″ x 12″
(19 x 31 cm)
Medium:  Acrylic and Ink on Paper
Price: $70
Title 3B-18
Dimensions:  8″ x 11.5″
(22 x 29 cm)
Medium:  Ink on Paper
Price: $75
     
Title: Lovely
Dimensions: 6.25″ x 8.75″
(16 x 23 cm)
Medium: Ink on Paper
Price: $65
Title 3B7
Dimensions:  8.5″ x 12.5″
(22 x 32 cm)
Medium:  Ink on Paper
Price: $80
Title 3B-19
Dimensions:  6″ x 13″
(16  x 33 cm)
Medium:  Ink on Paper
Price: $70
Title 3B1
Dimensions:  8.5″ x 12.5″
(22 x 32 cm)
Medium:  Ink on Paper
Price: $80
Title: BUL16
Dimensions:  12.5″ x 9″
(32 x 23 cm)
Medium:  Acrylic and Ink on Paper
Price:$80
Title: Bulinya 1
Dimensions: 6″ x 12″
(15 x 31 cm)
Medium: Ink on paper
Price: $65
     
Title 3B-17
Dimensions:  6″ x 12″
(16 x 31cm)
Medium:  Ink on Paper
Price: $65
Title 3B-12
Dimensions:  8.5″ x 12.5″
(22 x 32 cm)
Medium:  Ink on Paper
Price: $80
Title 3B-10
Dimensions:  8.5″ x 12.5″
(22 x 32 cm)
Medium:  Ink on Paper
Price: $80
 4452  Obama and Father  MLK
Title: 4452
Dimensions: 10″ x 12″ (26 x 31cm)
Medium: Acrylic on hardboard
Price: $80
Title: Barack Obama and His Father in Kogelo, Kenya
Dimensions: 22″ x 16.25″ (56 x 42cm)
Medium: Acrylic and on canvas
Price: $485
Title: Martin Luther King Jr.
Dimensions: 12.5″ x 17.5″ (32 x 45cm)
Medium: Acrylic and on paper
Price: $220
 Bulinya - 6  Bulinya - 7  Bulinya - 8
Title: Bulinya – PR6
Dimensions: 17.5″ x 6.5″ (45 x 16cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on canvas
Price: $100
Title: Bulinya – PR7
Dimensions: 17.5″ x 6.5″ (45 x 16cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on canvas
Price: $100
Title: Bulinya – PR8
Dimensions: 17.5″ x 6.5″ (45 x 16cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on canvas
Price: $100
 Bulinya 1528  Bulinya 1491  Bulinya 1523
Title: 1528
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″ ( 15 x 22cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $65
Title: 1491
Dimensions: 4″ x 12.5″ (10 x 31cm) with a purple matte
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $65
Title: 1523
Dimensions: 8″ x 10″ (21 x 26cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $80
 Bulinya 1493   Bulinya 1529  Bulinya 1514
Title: 1493
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 12.5″ (14 x 31cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $70
Title: 1529
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″ ( 15 x 22cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $65
Title: 1514
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″ ( 15 x 22cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $65
 Bulunya 1498  Bulinya 1527
Title: 1498
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 12.5″ (14 x 31cm)
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $70
Title: 1527
Dimensions: 6″ x 8.5″ ( 15 x 22cm) with a 2″ black matte
Medium: Acrylic and
watercolors on paper
Price: $70
   Bulinya - 2351  Bulinya - 2362  Bulinya - 2369

Title: 2351
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

Title: 2362
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

Title: 2369
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

  Bulinya - 2355  Bulinya - 2364  Bulinya - 2367

Title: 2355
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

Title: 2364
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

Title: 2367
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

 Bulinya - 2371  Bulinya - 2372  Bulinya - 2376

Title: 2371
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

Title: 2372
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

Title: 2376
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

   Bulinya - 2380  Bulinya - 2381  Bulinya - 2377

Title: 2380
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

Title: 2381
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

Title: 2377
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

 Bulinya - 2390  Bulinya - 2388  Bulinya - 2385
Title: 2390
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2388
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

Title: 2385
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

 Bulinya - 2387  Bulinya - 2393  Bulinya - 2398
Title: 2387
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2393
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2398
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
 Bulinya - 2391  Bulinya - 2396  Bulinya - 2395
Title: 2391
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2396
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2395
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
 Bulinya - 2403  Bulinya - 2404  Bulinya - 2405
Title: 2403
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2404
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2405
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
 Bulinya - 2406  Bulinya - 2409  Bulinya - 2401
Title: 2406
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2409
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2401
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
 Bulinya - 2407  Bulinya - 2412
Title: 2407
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2412
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2413
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
 Bulinya - 2411  Bulinya - 2415 Bulinya - 2418
Title: 2411
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2415
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2418
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
   Bulinya - 2417  Bulinya - 2421  Bulinya - 2422
Title: 2417
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2421
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2422
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
 Bulinya - 2419  Bulinya - 2420
Title: 2419
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35
Title: 2420
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 7.25″
(12 x 18cm)
Medium: Acrylic, watercolors and ink on paper
Price: $35

If you are interested in any of Martin Bulinya’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!

Learn more about Making an Offer

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