Fred Abuga’s creations are influenced by colour, nature and women’s activities. Made with his typical broad strokes of single hues the paintings are a rainstorm of colour that melts into unity when viewed from a distance. Fred is a creative Kenyan artist who showed exceptional talent at an early age. He was constantly referred to as ”chief artist” because of his contribution to the drama and journalism clubs painting backdrops and cartoons.
Fred holds a diploma in Fine Art from the Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts (BIFA) and has participated in numerous exhibitions both locally and abroad; at the National Museum of Kenya, National Arts Exhibition, ISK shows, Karen Blixen, La Rustique, Goethe Institute, Alliance Francoise and in Cortina, Italy. In 2006 he was the most promising male artist in the ‘Contemporary Art in Kenya’ juried exhibition held at the French Cultural centre and at the German Institute, Nairobi.
His compositions are mainly done with oil paint on canvas but he is diversifying his craft and has ventured into mixed media collage constructions. Fred is currently working on a project inspired by classical music executed through mixed media constructions.