Original paintings from Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda


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Kenneth Nkusi

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Kenneth Nkusi

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Kenneth Nkusi is a painter and an architect who holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rwanda, in the college of Science and Technology. He is also an alumnus of 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship that trains young African Leaders, where he received training in business and entrepreneurship from the University of New Mexico.

Kenneth grew up in Uganda, where his family fled to escape the violence against the Tutsi. Upon completing his architecture degree, Kenneth decided to paint on a part time basis and joined his 5 brothers, all painters, at the Inema Art Center in Kigali. He enjoys taking time to reflect his thoughts on canvas. Painting relieves him of the hard work of architecture and brings balance in his life. His paintings reflect his love for patterns, street life movement and nature in general.

Kenneth likes teaching young children to paint during the weekends. He believes that it helps them to overcome the fears of being creative as they grow up, and makes them capable of being future artists, architects or creative professionals. It’s his contribution to the Rwandan community that has few art schools.

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    NC, United States

    There are no good manufacturers in Rwanda. Therefore, Printful helps me to manufacture products with my paintings.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Can you make a custom design or a custom painting?

Yes, definitely! Custom projects are most welcome, they are the most interesting ones. Please contact me for details and pricing.

Can I grab your designs and apply to my iPhone case line?

No! All my designs are copyright protected. Do not use any of my imagery without my permission.

Can I use your designs and post on my blog?

Yes, blogger posts are welcome. Please make sure you link back to my store and give credits below your postings.

Can I see the painting before I buy it?

Unfortunately, unless you are in Rwanda, you can only see pictures of the painting online. Please contact me if you need additional pictures, I will be happy to provide them!