Art by Sungi

Art by Sungi

Sungi Mlengeya is a Tanzanian female visual artists who makes portraits of dark faces using acrylics on canvas.

“My love for art began from an early age at our home in Serengeti where my sister and I would go through the craft pages of my mother’s Woman’s Value magazines looking for something interesting to make. Living inside a national park with electricity only available in the evenings, we would spend all day cutting paper and making crafts in our designated former storage room turned craft room.”

I now spend most of my time painting anywhere I can, being on the road reminds me of freedom and possibilities. My painting sessions are long mostly silent emotional moments of reflection on this and that as I work.

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