Head down to Runda, Nairobi this weekend to get a look at Vlaine Kehew’s abstract works of art. Tomorrow from 6pm – 10pm, join Nairobi’s local artist community as they gather over wine, cheese, and a newly opened exhibition.

Elaine Kehew has been making quite a name for herself since her early days as a struggling New York artist. Kehew has been exhibiting her work in Kenya for nearly 7 years, gaining a following locally and abroad.

Elaine Kehew Exhibition

Jacaranda Evening on Wood – Courtesy of ElaineKehew.com

In 2009 Kehew and her husband moved to Nairobi, Kenya where the artist had her first solo exhibition at Le Rustique restaurant featuring abstracted sugar canes. Kehew continues to show frequently in and around Nairobi curating her own solo exhibitions, and showing with the National Museums of Kenya and with Circle Art Agency. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 the artist completed residencies at The Artist’s Press in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Her collaborations with  Mark Attwood, master printer, have led to the inclusion of her work in the public collections of The Smithsonian Museum of African Art, the University at Madison, Wisconsin and the University of Johannesburg, and The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, SA. Kehew’s paintings and prints also hang in private collections internationally. – Elaine Kehew, Artist Bio

If you want to check out Elaine’s work in person, grab some friends and head to Lord Erroll’s Gourmet Restaurant in Runda, or check out more information here.

Elaine Kehew Exhibition

Camels by Me and Muybridge – Oil on Canvas. Courtesy of ElaineKehew.com