On this page I seek to capture in Watercolours, urban scenes from modern to historical, influenced by the intricate details found in old buildings and the everyday life around the towns. Original paintings are all in Watercolour done on Arches Hot pressed paper,300grams. Prints of these paintings are on either Acid-Free, Epson Ultrasmooth fine art paper or on Epson Exhibition Canvas.

All Signed and Numbered by me. Please click on any image for details.

Lamu island, nestled in the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya is the oldest and best preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Built from coral stone and mangrove timber, the town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms and narrow winding streets.

Lamu was established as a Swahili settlement in the 14th century. Lamu flourished as a trading hub, attracting merchants from across the Indian Ocean. Over time, this island became a melting pot of cultures, blending Swahili, Arab, Persian, Indian and European influences.
The Island’s cultural heritage is evident in its architecture, with its narrow alleys, intricately carved wooden doors and historic buildings.

Lamu Island is a place where time seems to stand still, where ancient traditions thrive amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Whether strolling through the historic streets of Old Lamu, lounging on the pristine beaches, or sailing on a traditional dhow, visitors to Lamu are sure to be enchanted by its charm and allure.
Stone Town’s history dates back centuries, with its roots as a trading hub along the Swahili Coast.
Its architecture reflects this multicultural heritage, with ornately carved wooden doors, intricately designed balconies and buildings constructed from coral stone.
The narrow streets are lined with charming shops, cafes and mosques, creating a vibrant tapestry of sights, sounds and smells.

The Paintings and Drawings of Andrew Kamiti