Patrick Kinuthia

Kinuthia Todd

Patrick Kinuthi and I under the Hilton Hotel (Hilton Arcade) in downtown Nairobi

Patrick Peter Kinuthia was born on 11 October 1967. He worked for Citizens Cinema Cooperation as a poster artist for its cinema halls making scenery and portraits under the tutelage of the Pakistani artist Mohammed Rafiq. Kinuthia claims his artistic influences to be Norman Rockwell, Paul Rahily, and David Shepherd.

“Though I work well with oils, I prefer working with water colors because it gives me ample freedom to manipulate water and colors on paper to create light hearted paintings. Contrasting the subject from the background is a style I have come to embrace especially in my wildlife paintings. My attraction to this style is due to the fact that it tends to clarify the subject in relation to its environs far and near.”

Kinuthia’s paintings reflect both a free-style approach as well as a disciplined observer of both human and animal form. His bold strokes of color light-up the subject of the canvas, while the subtle backgrounds draw you in to the painting without concentrating on depth or detail, leaving you to focus on the single object of the painting in the foreground.

Patrick and I  met recently while I was in Nairobi. What a fine gentleman – I was very impressed by his passion for his life’s work. He was also very pleased to have his art displayed on my website. We made a deal, and below are some of the paintings that I brought back with me. In addition, Patrick wanted me to advise anyone that he is willing to make custom paintings – you chose the dimensions, media and content – and he will make a painting to your specifications.

Kinuthia---Young-Mom-with-Baby Kinuthia---Grand-Mother-Holding-Baby Kinuthia - Cheetah
Title: Young Mother with Baby
Dimensions: 11″ x 14.5″ (28 x 37 cm)
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Cost: $140
Title: Grand Mother with Baby
Dimensions: 11″ x 14.5″ (28 x 37 cm)
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Cost: $140
Title: Cheetah Looking Back
Dimensions: 14.75″ x 11″ (38 x 28 cm)
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Cost: $135
Kinuthia - Blessing Before Circumcision Kinuthia - Samburu Maiden Kinuthia - Maasai Man
Title: Blessing Before Circumcision
Dimensions: 12.5″ x 9.5″ (32 x 24 cm)
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Cost: $95
Title: Samburu Maiden
Dimensions: 7.25″ x 21.5″ (19 x 55 cm)
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Cost: $145
Title: Maasai Mzee (elder)
Dimensions: 7.25″ x 21.5″ (19 x 55 cm)
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Cost: $145
Kinuthia - Jumping Warrior
Title: Maasai Mzee (elder)
Dimensions: 7″ x 21.5″ (18 x 55 cm)
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Cost: $145

If you are interested in any of Patrick Kinuthia’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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