When did you realise you could do creative drawings?
I knew I was a talented artist when I won a competition pitting artistic students in Class Two. I was a little boy yet almost every adult found my drawings different from other children’s. I always received compliments.
Have you gone to an arts school for you to reach this level of perfection?
No, but some older professional artists, who liked my work, mentored and nurtured my talent. But the idea of getting some training is in the offing. It will help me add value to my work and get exposed to more fine art.
When did you begin drawing professionally?
I turned the talent into a career and a job when I realised that it could pay bills and earn me upkeep. I opened shop in 2008 after completing high school. Like most businesses owned by young people, I began small and I can see myself scaling the heights.
What gives you the drive to draw every day?
People motivated me a lot. My friends, family and even teachers were talking about how talented I was. Why would I throw away something I overwhelmingly get complimented for? There are no jobs in Kenya and since I’ve to earn myself a living the right way, I employed myself through a talent I love so dearly.
How do you describe what you do?
What are your tools of trade?