We've Hosted 85 African artists From 14 countries.
We are an Online Gallery based near New York City.
- We source our Art directly from Artists born and raised in Africa -
Why Choose Us?
True African Art is the leading independent online gallery for original African paintings worldwide. Based near New York City, we serve clients globally with a rotating quantity of hundreds of affordable, original African paintings & prints. The variety of art skills & sizes provide a wide range of prices that suits all budgets.
We know most of our African artists personally and buy directly from them.
Some of our benefits to you include:
• Dozens of Artists and art genres to choose from.
• 12 African countries represented, mainly Kenya and Ghana.
• Free, Secure Shipping Worldwide on any original painting.
• 24 hour turnaround for personalized communication and shipment.
• 60 day Easy Returns policy.
• Make an Offer on most Original paintings!
• A First-Class, secure, educational and fun Website.
• A vast presence on Facebook with about 350,000 organic members.
... To the Left is a sold painting by Simon Muriithi.
WHAT YOU HAVE SAID ABOUT US
I can wholeheartedly recommend purchasing from True African Art. The canvas I selected was exceptional, financial transaction easy, and the posting they did for the painting to be sent overseas was very quick. All of True African Art's communication was professional and instant! The outcome of the complete transaction was extremely good.
I absolutely love the print I purchased from True African Art. Once my purchase was made I got an email instantly and arrangements were made for my delivery. The artist Abdul Badi, who happens to live near me in Brooklyn, personally delivered and hung my print for me. This customer service goes beyond anything I've ever experienced. I highly recommend this website for art purchases. The prices, the selection, the customer service and professionalism is at its best.
I highly recommend True African Art for not only the wonderful African art offered through their website, but more importantly, the exceptional personal service and support provided by Gathinja. You can purchase from True African Art with complete confidence. They are professionals who care about the wonderful artists they represent and their clients.
Camille from the United Kingdom
Hi Gathinja, I just got home early and opened my painting from Simon Muriithi.... It is sooooo beautiful. Thank you so much for my first original painting!
Darrell from Texas, USA
I just opened the package containing my Kimbo Batik. It is beautiful! Thank you for presenting African artists through social media. I appreciate receiveing the Batik within 2 days of purchase. Thank you for your timeliness and professionalism. I purchased another Kimbo today after seeing the one that I first ordered!
Lesley from Scotland
I recently discovered True African Art on the Internet and have since purchased a number of custom, beautiful paintings by Appiah Ntiaw, with which I am delighted. The service I have received from Gathinja has been truly exceptional and I would happily recommend her online gallery.
Gathinja Yamokoski, Owner
Welcome to our online "Village" here on True African Art .com.
I own this online gallery and am one of its dozens of artists. Having been born & raised in Kenya, East Africa, I have lived in the USA since 2002, just north of New York City, in Westchester County. My husband of and I have been together for 18 years. I go back to Africa almost every year to visit my artists, family, and friends. In 2014, it was an honor for me to become a United States citizen and a first time Mother.
Serving you, our clients, and the 85 artists that have been featured here on True African Art .com has been the privilege of a lifetime.
As we do in Africa, a very warm welcome to you! We want you to own a piece of art from us. If there is anything I can do to assist in your choices and decisions, please feel free to contact me anytime.
What Artists have said about us
A Brief History of our Climb Online
Starting in 2004 and running through 2008, we were hired by Todd Schaffer to manage his site while he was in Kenya working for an NGO. We first got connected because I knew Todd's wife in Kenya.
When his contract expired, Todd returned to the United States. Naturally, he could again handle the site on his own and noting our excellent work in his absence, he strongly encouraged us in writing to open up our own website, which we did just before 2010.
Since being on our own online, we have sold over 4,500 original paintings from 85 different artists in 12 African countries.
Read what our clients and artists have to say about us in our Guestbook. To learn more about us and African paintings, click the About, Media, and Help Menus above.
We thank you for loving art and the culture of Africa. The communities there are not always perceived by the common visitor, but reveal themselves to those who seek out true friendship with its citizens and have had the chance to live there for many years.