Reasons To Buy Our African Paintings

Reasons To Buy Our African Paintings

Tinga Tinga African paintings are a unique and visually stunning African painting style that was developed in the second half of the 20th century in Tanzania. These paintings are one of the most popular styles of painting in the country.

These African paintings tend to be striking in color due to being made on canvas and enamel paints and are very popular with tourists such as Europeans and Americans due to the ease of them being transported abroad.

There is no doubt that buying prints and posters is fun – but there’s a lot to be said for saving up for a piece of Tinga Tinga Art.

Our African paintings are not only handmade and laborious, but the unique painting style used by Tingatinga paintings can influence and appeal to a broad range of customers.

In this article, we shall outline several reasons why you should consider buying Tingatinga African paintings from us.

1. Buying an African painting supports the artist directly.

Our African painters make their work with intensive effort, and it can be challenging to make ends meet in such a labor-intensive and competitive field. Enrich your home and feel good knowing your purchase is helping to support a local artist by shopping at their galleries or online. African paintings for sale on our website are bought directly from our artists and are sold directly on our website to our customers.


2. African Paintings are tactile.

An ordinary print surface can never live up to a gorgeous textured handmade painting. Whether done on a canvas, wood or mottled watercolor paper, Tinga Tinga African paintings have a tactile quality that sets them apart from the rest.


3. African Paintings are perfect for renters.

If you rent, it can be difficult to personalize your own space when you’re not allowed to paint the walls or make other changes. Hang an African painting or two and you can really make the place your own. Unlike bulky pieces of furniture, a painting can be carried with you no matter where you are and where you live.


4. African Paintings are one of a kind.

There’s something satisfying about having a completely unique piece of artwork that you cannot get anywhere else. Art is one of the best and oldest ways to invest your money. Imagine possessing a truly remarkable piece that will also see a significant increase in value at a future date.



5. African Paintings are handmade.

Like handmade clothes or furniture, African paintings show the hand of their maker so you can add a touch of personality to the home. Mass produced items cannot compete with that.


6. An African painting can make the room.

An African painting begs to be the focal point of a room. Whether your artistic taste runs to the bold and graphic or to vintage landscapes, the painting you choose is bound to have a large impact on your space and give it the wow factor.


7. African Paintings can make a house feel like a home.

Paintings you’ve owned for a while become like old friends. Simply pulling out your African paintings and putting them up can make any space, no matter where you are, feel like home – you can even hand your painting down to sons, daughters, grandchildren as you get older.


It can be tricky to make a rented place feel like yours, especially if you can’t paint the walls or decorate the space to your taste. By hanging an African painting which you love, you can make the room feel like yours and transform the space. And if you move, it is much easier to take a painting with you than bulky furniture. If you move frequently, you will know that an original African painting is a good investment.


8. African Paintings makes people happy.

It has also been known to bring forth feelings of anger and sadness. Some people buy and keep African Art because it makes them feel a certain way. Have you ever just looked at a piece of African art and saying: ‘I need that because it makes me feel like I was back in Africa?' That is a psychological reaction. When African art makes you remember something or makes you feel a certain way because of its theme or colors, you want that piece of African art because it makes you feel that way. Did you know that between the year 2000 and 2013, the number of Africa’s dollar millionaires increased by more than 150 percent? That’s two times faster than the worldwide growth rate of 73 percent, according to the United Nations Africa Renewal. In the latest report, South Africa topped the list with 48,800 dollar millionaires, followed by Egypt with 23,000, Nigeria with 15,900 and Kenya with 9,000. All of this massive wealth is coming from lucrative sectors like telecoms, financial services, retail, manufacturing, imports and exports, agriculture, commodities and several others. As art is often the luxury of the rich, it’s not very surprising that more wealthy Africans are investing huge amounts in African art. The size of Africa’s economy is expected to double from $2 trillion to $4 trillion before 2025. And with this gigantic economic leap will enter more dollar millionaires. And as the population of the continent’s HNI (high net-worth individuals) continues to grow, so will their demand for antique and contemporary, modern art.

Some people want to own African art strictly because it makes them look a certain way. This is a psychological need as well. Wanting to look good for others or have people who are higher in social standing than you like something you have is a huge accomplishment. The more expensive the African art, the more praise they are fed. If they have artwork from certain artists, like Renoir or Picasso, they have clout. Artwork has the ability to make people more socially acceptable. Most people just want to fit in somewhere, and African art can help them to do this.

For some people purchasing African art for the love of the work is enough.  These pieces may not even be super-expensive works, they might not get the highest price or even be created by someone popular.  When someone really loves apiece of artwork and just has to have it, they are fulfilling the psychological need of wanting. TingaTinga African Art is home to the world's largest source of affordable, high-quality African artworks and paintings from over 100 African artists. It is wholly operated by local Tanzanians offering a secure payment solution and free worldwide shipping to every corner of the planet. 

Some people like to keep African art because it makes a statement. A lot of this African art is controversial, and people strictly own it to be different. While some African Art is meant to make people more socially acceptable, some African art is meant to make people feel uncomfortable.

Although African Art is a very personal thing, many people purchase it for gifting to loved ones. Be it a festive time or a very special occasion, a good piece of African Art makes for a unique, thoughtful and innovative gift, one that can be treasured for a lifetime. Think about it, any which way you look at it, African Art is good for you! No wonder people buy African Art. Are you ready to explore the world of African art and introduce it into your life? Head over to our homepage and see the entire collection of our African art for sale.

Art is one of the best and oldest ways to invest your money. Imagine possessing a truly remarkable piece that will also see a significant increase in value at a future date. There are people whose sole intent for buying art is to build a collection that will yield some kind of financial returns.

African Art tends to have a positive effect on the environment. It can brighten and transform any setting by giving it character and more warmth. The visual enjoyment of a space full of artful beauty, just spilling around is uplifting which makes life more engaging and enriching.

Although art is a very personal thing, many people purchase it for gifting to loved ones. Be it a festive time or a very special occasion, a good piece of art makes for a unique, thoughtful and innovative gift, one that can be treasured for a lifetime.

Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in