26 Year old Mark Wambugu, popularly known as Mark Artista is touching people’s lives through his art. This portrait artist has moved from a hobby to making an international business in art that he never imagined he would get to, attracting clients through his Instagram page from Kenya, United States, UK, Germany and many others.

Mark discovered his talent at a young age although he did not make much of it until he was 23 years old. Mark’s destiny with art was marked when he had to drop out of college where he was studying fine art after his single parent was diagnosed with a heart disease and could no longer work. Mark had to become the bread winner at a tender age, yet, his talent kept him going. Today, his work sells between Kshs. 10,000 to 100,000 depending on size. A glimpse at his Instagram page (@markartista) will leave you in love with his work – pay him a visit and mention you saw his profile on Niaje, you might get a good discount. You can also ask him to WhatsApp you some of his work through +254712872820.

Here are some images of his work.

Another creative art, Kenya's fashionista Silvia Njoki
Another creative art, Kenya’s fashionista Silvia Njoki
One of Kenya's best dressed celebs, Anita Nderu
One of Kenya’s best dressed celebs, Anita Nderu
A Creative piece - Embrace your roots
A Creative piece – Embrace your roots
Drake
Drake
Art vs Photo - Chris Brown
Art vs Photo – Chris Brown
Mark Artista's Rihanna Portrait
Mark Artista’s Rihanna Portrait

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