Ole Kolii Paul

The Maasai are well known for their proficiency in beadwork. The traditional dress and adornments of the Maasai are incredibly beautiful. However, there are very few Maasai painters.

Ole Paul was an extremely prolific painter and at one point I counted 12 paintings sitting on Unik Gallery’s shelves. Needless to say, these paintings sold quickly as he is a very sought-after artist. His use of watercolors to create a dramatic three dimensional landscape is unique. This detail shows a light touch, as well as an interesting use of colors (a purple-trunked acacia?).

Unfortunately, Ole Kolii Paul recently passed away from the scourge of Africa: AIDS. As is the case with art, African or otherwise, his demise has taken his paintings to a new level as there are now a limited number of his paintings available. These will be the last paintings of this incredible Maasai artists. His keen eye and ability to translate the beauty of Maasailand onto watercolor paper will be missed.

Hi Danielle! What do you think? (don’t pay attention to the prices)

Title: On Guard
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 15″ x 10.5″ (38 x 27cm)
Price: $180
Title: Lone Maasai in Shade of Acacia Near Mt. Kilimanjaro
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 11.5″ x 7″ (29 x 17cm)
Price: $120
Title: Maasai Moran Herding Cows Near Mt. Kenya
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 12.5″ x 9.5″ (32 x 24cm)
Price: $140
Title: Mount Kilimanjaro
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 18″ x 8.5″ (46 x 21cm)
Price: $180This painting has Ole Kolii Paul’s handwriting on the back,
and his signature

If you are interested in any of Ole Kolii Paul’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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