Transgendered characters, violent and sexual content… House crossed the barriers and paints what is normally considered taboo. Maybe this is why his paintings sell so well in Nairobi – they are unique!

I met House at his home in the Ngecha village about an hour outside of Nairobi, and what a great host he was – see photo at left. His wife brought us tea and we sat around talking for hours. He had his friend Coco Jim, a wood sculptor there also, who proved to be very charming and humorous.

Ngecha is well known as an artists commune, and is the area where many now-famous artists began their careers (I will be doing a feature on the Ngecha Artists Association in the future). But now House has branched-out on his own and has found a nice following for his art. He lives a modest and relaxed lifestyle in Ngecha, allowing him plenty of time to paint and gather bizarre ideas for more paintings.

Title:  Lifestyle of an Artist
Dimensions: 10″ x 11.5″
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Cost: $42
Title: The Witness
Dimensions: 11.5″ x 10″
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Cost: $50
Title: Sensing Danger
Dimensions: 7.5″ x 10″
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Cost: $50
Title: The Drunkered
Dimensions: 5″ x 6.5″
Medium: Colored Pencil on paper
Cost: $18

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