Johnstone Kimase

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Iten, Kenya
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johnstone kimase is a draftsman trained as a portrait painter and now living in the heart of the famous home of champions iten-elgeyo marakwet County in Kenya.born in a small village of Kapkitony in keiyo south well known by producing world class athletes.From an early age johnstone had a strong visual interest, finding it more interesting to look at the cover of a book rather than inside it.At school he found himself his main interest was the art of drawing and painting,his ability where used in classroom in drawing diagrams on black board for pupils to copy.Fortunately he he had teacher Julius Maiyo who spotted his artistic abilities and encouraged him to study art full-time took a certificate course in drawing and painting at creative art centre Nairobi.The course lasted one year and he specialised drawing and painting he had completed this programme he went on to study a Diploma in fine art at the same institution.His use of media includes charcoal, pencil, watercolour and oil based paints. Graduate from Creative Art Centre Nairobi,his artworks as portrait painter accorded him recognition after presenting successfully the portraits of Kenya's second president the late Daniel Arap Moi,first lady Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta and key ministry officials of Education among others. Also on December 2014 His Excellency Alex Tolgos EGH,Governor Elgeyo Marakwet County acknowledged his artwork,.on that note he was appointed to serve the county government of elgeyo marakwet as draftsman...Dumbs up for the 8.4.4 Kenya educational system which turned out to be his eye-opener in the arena,where art craft and music was given emphasis.
Iten, Kenya
85" X 50"
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