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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location Kampala, Uganda
Introduction I discovered batik in secondary school after seeing a man drying colorful African women drawings done on fabric near our school. I discovered that before hanging his wet pictures on the line, he could heat something on a charcoal stove (wax). A lot of smoke came off it as he dipped a brush in it. His hand kept on moving at an incredible speed to and from the heated liquid to the white fabric on the table. I decided to visit him about learning how to paint. He chased me away saying if he teaches me, I will copy his style. After several failed attempts to let me learn, I decided to put into practice the few things I had seen him doing. That is how I started batik since then in 1997. I work from my house located 15kms outside Kampala, Uganda's capital city. I have done many exhibitions in Uganda and around the world. I also teach batik to children above 10years and adults.I'm inspired by nature, I love butterflies, birds and trees. I did a lot of drawing during childhood in the dust using sticks. I could spend many hours in the dust alone as my siblings played games. I thank God for the people who have supported and continue to support me in this long batik journey.
Interests Cultural events, painting, listening to Gospel music, sharing the word of God, photography.
Favorite Music Hillsong United, Misty Edwards