Peter Ngugi


Ngugi was born in 1978 in Nairobi, Kenya.  He completed his Primary Education Certificate in 1992 and his Secondary Education Certificate in 1996 in Thika on the outskirts of Nairobi. Upon leaving school, he went to Limuru, Kenya, where he worked as a shoe salesman for a year.  At this time, Peter used to paint during his free time, but didn’t show his work.

Ngugi, a self-taught artist, started out as a realistic painter using oils.  Later he visited the National Museum’s “Gallery of Contemporary Art” and the works he saw were an inspiration. This encouraged him to develop his own style and his work slowly progressed from realism to a contemporary style.


  • Commercial Bank of Africa
  • Gertrude’s Garden Children’s Hospital.