Ng’ang’a Ndeveni

With N'gan'ga Ndeveni in Nairobi town after a nice lunch at the Java House

With N’gan’ga Ndeveni in Nairobi town after a drink at the Thorn Tree

Ng’ang’a Ndeveni is a member of the Akamba tribe of Kenya. The Akamba are well-known for their artistic talents and attention to the details of local Akamba life.

Ndeveni photo1Born 40 years ago, Ndeveni started showing interest in artwork during his early days of school. Everyday he would take a pen and paper and create something new. He would take all of his sketches that he produced (even during school), and show it to his teacher. The teacher realized that Ndeveni had a lot of innate talent, so he was encouraged to improve his works. As soon as Ndeveni started to create nicer pieces of art, the teacher introduced him to leading art galleries in the capitol city Nairobi. One of the gallery owners recognized his budding talent and offered him work at his own studio. From this gallery he attained notoriety for his creativity and attention to detail. From then on he never looked back.

Ndeveni started to produce some of the highest-quality watercolors ever seen within Kenya art circle. Later on, he started working with alternative mediums as well, like oils. However, he says of his own works, “Watercolors give me more satisfaction and joy, and the ability to put onto paper what is in my head. Every so often I visit game parks and my tribal homeland to refresh my memories and revive my inspiration.”

 Ndeveni - Moran Scrub Herding  Ndeveni - Maasai Morans Dancing Near the Forest
N’gan’ga Ndeveni specializes in custom paintings as well. Above, he was commission to prepare a specific drawing for a gentleman in Austria to be made into a tattoo. Click the photo to see how it went. Now that’s a tattoo even I would wear! Title: Moran Scrub Herding
Dimensions: 15″ x 21.5″ (38 x 55cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $200
Title: Maasai Morans Dancing
Near the Forest
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 11″ (19 x 28cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Ndeveni - Wildebeest Charging Through a Forest Area Ndeveni - Ahemed Enjoyed Armed Protection Ndeveni - Zebras on the Plains Near Mt Kenya
Title: Wildebeest Charging Through a Forest Area
Dimensions: 21.5″ x 15″ (55 x 38cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
with black matte
Cost: $260
Title: Hemed Enjoyed Armed Protection…
Dimensions: 14.5″ x 11.5″ (37 x 29cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
with black matte
Cost: $200
Title: Zebras in the Grass Near Mount Kenya
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
with black matte
Cost: $100
Ndeveni - Zebras4 w matte Ndeveni - Zebras Near Mt. Kenya Ndeveni - Wandering Rhino
Title: Zebras 4
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
with black matte
Cost: $100
Title: Zebras Near Mt. Kenya
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Title: A Rhino Wandering at
Maasai Mara Game Park
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
 Ndeveni - Zebras1  Ndeveni - Zebras2  
Title: Zebras 1
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Title: Zebras 2
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Title: Zebras 3
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
with black matte
Cost: $100
 Ndeveni - Ahmed the Elephant  Ndeveni - Maasai Morans Dancing  Ndeveni - Thompson Gazelles Near Kili
Title: Ahmed was the Oldest
Elephant in Marsabit National
Reserve in Northern Kenya.
He enjoyed 24-hours armed guards following a presidential decree.
Dimensions: 15″ x 11″ (38 x 28cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $200
Title: Maasai Morans Dancing
in Maasai Mara
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 11″ (19 x 28cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Title: Thomas Gazelles Near Mt.Kilimanjaro
Dimensions: 21.75″ x 7.5″ (55 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $140
 Ndeveni - Herd of Elephants Near Mt. Kenya  Ndeveni - From Amboseli  Ndeveni - Tuskers with Family
Title: Elephants at the Foot of
Mt. Kenya near the Equator
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″
(28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Title: From Amboseli
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Title: Tuskers with Family
Dimensions: 15″ x 11″ (38 x 28cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $180
 Ndeveni - Pride of Lions Spying on Reticulated Giraffes  Ndeveni - Before the Rain  Ndeveni - Zebras at Amboseli and Mt
Title: A Pride of Lions Spying
on Reticulated Giraffes
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Title: Before the Rain
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Title: Zebras at Amboseli National Park
in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Ndeveni - Cape Buffalos in the Savannah Ndeveni - Mountain Bongo with Calf Ndeveni - Moran Arid Herding
Title: Cape Buffalos in the Savannah
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
Title: A Mountain Bongo with a calf up
the Abaderes Forest in Central Kenya
Dimensions: 11″ x 7.5″ (28 x 19cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $100
 Title: Moran Arid Herding
Dimensions: 15″ x 21.5″ (38 x 55cm)
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Cost: $200

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