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BORN TO CREATE

ABOUT ALAIN

I was born in the beautiful country of Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills. My love for art began when I was in 3rd grade. My teacher asked me to draw for my entire class. Her belief in my vision even as a young boy, inspired me to create.

After moving to the US when I was 16, my passion for art continued to grow and evolve. Today, I paint to tell my story and the stories of my home, Rwanda. My pieces are inspired by every day life, women walking to market, children playing in the street and the lush, rolling hills. For me, art is emotional expression. It allows me to connect with myself and with others. 

When I'm not painting, you can find me outside: biking, hiking and exploring our amazing world. I am currently working on my Bachelors of Art degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. My new adventure is fixing up my 1978 Toyota Chinook and traveling around the US while creating art.

 

FREE YOUR SOUL.

Art is the journey of a free soul.

RWANDA

Often, when I tell people where I’m from, they ask genocide that happened before I was born. Rwanda is so much more than that and has risen from that terrible time to become a peaceful and safe country with a beautiful future. I am so proud to be Rwandan.

HOME SWEET HOME

SIMPLE

I strive to live a minimalist lifestyle. After having a closet overflowing with clothing, I realized I am happier with the freedom that comes with less. I want to live simply by doing the things that I love the most. 

LESS IS MORE

TRAVEL

 My dream is to travel as much as I can to expand my knowledge of other cultures. Traveling opens our eyes and changes our perspectives.

EXPAND YOUR MIND