Artist inspired by nature, her native Africa, travels, storytelling and background in graphic design
Rosemarie Kamana- Renowned African Artist living in Ireland. Her paintings are inspired by nature, her native Africa, travels, storytelling and background in graphic design. Largely self-taught, Kamana has been painting for over a decade and creates oil, acrylic & mixed media paintings. "Mine is definitely a tale of cultural emulsion and diversity - my life in The Netherlands, Australia, Ireland and my African roots. Local scenes or images from my travels become subjects of my paintings and I sometimes gravitate towards issues I feel strongly about - I tell stories of inspiring women through portraiture."
Through her art, Kamana offers her worldview and a narrative of her African heritage and culture. Her paintings have juried into prominent exhibits in Sydney, Australia (SYD), London, United Kingdom (LDN), Pula, Croatia (PUY), Dublin, Ireland (DUB) and New York, USA (NYC).
Whether it’s starting a new painting or engaging in community projects, Kamana hopes to always treat her art as a platform to impact and influence, she actively participates in art community projects and is the founder of Kamana Collective - a social enterprise in Cork that empowers underprivileged women in disadvantaged communities by providing a platform for them to learn, be self-reliant, earn a decent living, and in turn empower others.