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By Mary Mwendwa

Meet Nima Shah, an emerging artist who works on canvas using acrylic paints to advocate for the rights of the less privileged in the society.

Her passion and inspiration are geared towards expressing freedom for women, advocating for young people with anxiety, dyslexia, autism and slow learners using skill-based education over the academic examinations.

Nima Shah ( Right ) presenting one of her drawings to Prof.Patric Lumumba

“This group of young people have a right to education and certification which will lead them to better job prospects instead of being labeled lazy and non – communicable by society norms. ”

Nima notes with a lot of concern how drug and alcohol related issues have had a huge impact on young people.She strongly advocates for skill-based training like art to help them realize their full potential in life.

Nima’s work was recently showcased at an exhibition where other artists also displayed their work.

Her well painted and themed pieces of artwork represented themes on, freedom for blind children which was depicted using butterflies, Harmony, Progression of urban settlements, invocation, lifestyle of the African woman and African woman through the process of modernization amongst others.

She uses pens, brushes, and canvas…..but individually poses skills of bargaining, education, public speaking, architecture, interior design and mentoring.”

Nima further reveals that the world of art, colours, photography, music, literacy, editing and the culture studies have always fascinated her since childhood.

“I use bold bright pigments to communicate various themes in my artwork. My talent acts as a balancing agent for Peace and Diversity.” Nima lauds.

Some of Nima’s art work with different themes of freedom for blind children , livelihood , way of life and slum life.

Nima was born in Kenya and schooled in UK. She is currently living in Kenya where she is the Director of East Africa Seed Company Limited, she supports Peace School in Ukunda and Thika School for the Blind where art and literacy are main tools for development.

Some of her work will be showcased in South Africa and plans to use the proceeds on charity work.

A piece of art representing women working in harmony

The art work can be bought through her contacts : flowerseeds2017@gmail.com  and +254 737 060 386.

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