Paul Abwao was born in 1960, he grew up in Mombasa and now lives in Nairobi. A painter, graphic and web designer, his work has enabled him to be recognised as a leading authority in the use of acrylic colour as a painting medium. During his earlier years he studied Art and Design at the University of Nairobi, he focused in the use of watercolours, but since the introduction of acrylic colour Paul admits to having now acquired a painting technique the combines the best of both worlds’. Paul paints what he terms realism and abstracted subjects and this include many Kenyan landscape scenes and people derived from experience and travel. In many of Paul’s landscapes there can be found a distinctive us of motion and dust in the dry African savannah, impressionism, and the use of impasto technic is key.