“African Art Exhibition – A Retrospective”

Born in Uganda, East Africa, I came to appreciate the beauty of nature and art as being part of myself at an early age. I paint in different mediums, oils, acrylics and pastels, to depict the daily life, folklore and wildlife of Africa. With the ever-fading traditions of African cultures, I strive to represent Africa through my love of painting as storytelling. Like my grandmotherused to say, "Healing comes through storytelling and art with the use of color is storytelling in itself." Most of my oil paintings are celebrated with saturated deep primary colors typical of African art. My biggest influence is Monet's impressionistpainting.

DeoLutwamastudied Interior Design-CIDA/FIDER accredited and Fine Art at Kean University in Union, NJ. After graduation, Deo spent some years working as a designer for New York Expo Designs. Through his work for non-profit organizations for people with developmental disabilities, he better connects his life as an artist to making a difference in the lives of people.

An award winning versatile and talented artist, his work has been exhibited at The Passaic County House in New Jersey, The Passaic County Arts Center - John W. Rea House in New Jersey, The National Museum, Kampala-Uganda, Essex County College Art Gallery, and Kean University School of Industrial Design in New Jersey.

Mweya Elephant

“Mweya Elephant I” (oil on canvas) by DeoLutwama