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Artist Camille Wekesa Gives the Conservation Education Center a Beautiful Gift

October 21, 2011

The Conservation Education Center received a remarkable gift from Camille Wekesa who painted a wonderful mural on one of its inside walls. The mural is not only a beautiful work of art but also serves to deliver a memorable visual conservation message for the children who visit the center to learn more about the importance of conservation.

The painting shows a lush green natural wildlife habitat where flora and fauna flourish in abundance. This is separated from the right side of the painting that portrays deforestation and encroachment of human settlement. Here we see the resulting destruction of wildlife habitat and depletion of natural resources (such as water where both human beings and wildlife suffer). The trees in the mural are in simple relief form and the children can touch the barks.

Camille studied Art in Italy at the L’Universita’ Internazionale dell’Arte’in Florence for two years and received a Diploma in Museology, The History of Art (including the History of African Art) and Restoration. She then completed a four-year course at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and Rome, specializing in various painting techniques, design and oil painting.

Visit www.maasaihouse.com to view more of Camille’s work.