While Hawking, I used to paint during my free time. One day, I met an artist who connected me to an open spot in the popular Maasai Market. This became a platform where I could sell my paintings.
After seeing that my art was paying better than selling clothes in the streets, painting become my full time job.
I am a self taught.
My inspiration comes from things that I see.
I love to observe environments around me; like human behaviors in different spaces and people's beliefs, opinions.
Whatever is wrong and I feel is unworthy in society, I speak to that through my craft.
The background of my works also come from my personal life experiences, past and present.
I believe the best way to express myself to the world is through art form.
I have exhibited my work in multiple countries including: Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Netherlands and Nigeria.
I currently have a permanent piece hanging in Kenya’s Canadian Embassy.” - Michael Waweru, 2023