My name is Eileen Tamining. A practicing artist based in Kenya for the past 7 years. I studied fine art at Kenyatta University. I worked at the Nairobi Railways Museum art studios with other amazing artists.
A visual artist whose pieces are mostly based on expressionism and thematic elements. The name of my brand is Tam Creatives, I can be found on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook where most of my work have been posted.
My fields of interests include painting, interior design. Abstract art has always been my niche as I have been able to express myself in many was as possible, through color, forms, lines, and portraits on canvas. I also work on realism, mostly portrait with color pencils and graphite on paper and also other conventional and non-conventional media with acrylics and watercolor paints. I have participated in various exhibitions like Somali Cultural Heritage at the Kenya National Theatre, a group exhibition at the Igiza Lounge which was formerly situated next to the Kenya National Theatre, FINTECH festival 2019 at KSMS (Kenya School of Monetary Service), African Art Collection exhibition at the Waterfront, Karen and exhibited in various restaurants, currently exhibiting at the Winning Post Restaurant. I look forward to venturing into more conceptual, mural and digital art to expand my art horizons in the future.
As a lady in the creative world, it has been tough, always being under estimated always having to put triple the effort just to be recognized as a great artist. In retrospect, I hope more women will be encouraged and be motivated to find their creativity within them and join in the fun as there is lots of room for everyone. More art institutes, galleries and studios should be established so that more creatives can be able to master their skills, learn how to make their career a success in the art industry. All in all, my experience so far in the art industry has been a real eye opener and I have been able to work with amazing artist in various fields like recycle art, mural and canvas art. I cherished the moments I had working on several murals with Victor Mwangi, like the one in Thika town at the roundabout, a residential mural at New Muthaiga, a group mural at Thika, one at the CBD at the Caxton building, a live mural at the Somali Cultural Heritage and many others. It has been an amazing journey, mastering my style on different levels enabling it to mature in various ways. I look forward to more exhibitions and projects in the near future and empower other upcoming artists.