A Graduate of Mwangaza art school – Kisumu (1998), EWARD ORATO is a mixed-media, visual artist from kisumu.
Orato is captivated by the beauty and the intensity of the light in kisumu, the daily activities of the people from the region: which he often depicts in his paintings. Occasionally, he explores the fantasies of abstraction to express his thoughts and feelings.
Some notable characteristics in his works are the line, the colour blue and the iconic, ever present mother. Done with an ease the viewer can relax into, the pieces are both uplifting and jovial. Orato is quite experimental, working with water colours, mixed media including sisal, hyacinth, Lesos, discarded CDs etc.
He has exhibited in Bondo, Kisumu, Nairobi, Holland, Luxembourg and Britain.