Patrick Ng’ang’a Karimi

Patrick Ng’ang’a Karimi is an experimental artist and art educator, known for his dot-textured style of painting. He began his career as a self-taught artist, learning through books and gallery visits, which eventually led him to Kenya’s famed Gallery Watatu. There, he was able to learn from other artists through apprentice-style training before eventually studying art and education at Kenyatta University, from which he also earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts. Karimi’s subject matter ranges from societal issues to love. “Will You Marry Me?” for instance, features a male figure representing China proposing to a female embodiment of Kenya. He also experiments with technique, as shown in “Kissing in the Moonlight,” which was primarily painted with his fingers. Be sure to stop by The Talisman to see his full collection.