About Gathinja and True African Art
True African Art is a community of African painting collectors and admirers who converge here to view and purchase original and print artworks from African artists.
As Africans ourselves, we know the challenges artists encounter marketing their work outside their country, usually due to poverty. We are here to help alleviate that.
My name is Gathinja Yamokoski and I am the owner of True African Art .com. I am a Kenyan, East African, born and raised. I live just North of New York City with my with African-American husband of 20 years and our seven year old boy.
I love African Art and all of you that come by and and are inspired online. Welcome, stay a while and look around! You may like what you see... ❤️ Gathinja
African Artists' Paintings for sale
For too long, African Artists' paintings have been exploited. As Africans ourselves, we are here to change this.
We live in a time where freedom, justice, and equality are abused in some parts of the world, including the United States of America. Considering Africans' 400 year history in the USA, this is not surprising to us.
To counter this ignorance, we hold an all African staff and deal directly with African artists born and raised in the Motherland. We buy their artwork at fair prices that the artists determine with us. We pay them well, in full, and on time.
Consequentially, we have sold thousands of original paintings for over 100 African Artists in 13 African countries since 2009. This tangible method of encouragement brings to the artist's life the real value of freedom, justice, and equality. Read some of their testimonies below.
What Artists have said about us
WHAT YOU HAVE SAID ABOUT US
I absolutely love the art I purchased. Once my purchase was made I got an email instantly & they shipped the same day! Their total customer service of goes beyond anything I've ever experienced. I highly recommend this website for art purchases. The prices, the selection, the customer service & professionalism is at its best.
Gathinja is so warm, welcoming, and timely! Communicating with her is an added bonus! You can tell that she sincerely cares about your being pleased with your purchase as well as your buying experience. If you are a collector of African Art, you should be in touch with True African Art.
I have purchased 2 paintings from True African Art & have been pleased beyond words. Gathinja has been diligent in returning calls & worked hard to get the paintings that I wished delivered in a safe & timely fashion. The paintings are a true representation of the Africa that my husbands family comes from. Please share these artists' talents by purchasing their works. You will not be disappointed.
I just ordered several pieces from True African Art at the start of 2021, ranging from a canvas painting to some small greeting cards. They are all fabulous! The quality of the work is great, and I was especially impressed with the customer service and communication from Gathinja. All of my paintings arrived safely and quickly.
I highly recommend True African Art for not only the wonderful African art, 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.
The framed painting that we purchased for our CEO is absolutely stunning! We are thrilled with it. It was an honor to work with True African Art! Gathinja communicates on a regular basis, from questions to confirming we received shipment. Can't praise this site any more! Stunning works and a pleasure to do business with.
I lived in Kenya for a few years when I was younger and wanted to make sure my wife and I supported African artists. We were so happy to find True African Art. Our artwork shipped and arrived quickly and they look great! Thank you for making African art accessible to us here in the States and around the world.
I had such an excellent experience from the very start with True African Art: from ordering my picture, to the regular progress updates on my custom Silk Thread Art. The delivery was very speedy internationally, and free! Many thanks, I'll definitely be ordering more art!
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 & instant! Their process is very good.