The three exclusive greetings cards for AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation) titled Family Tree, Home Coming and Savannah Walk depict African scenes showing his bold and beautiful art using vibrant colours.
All sales proceeds go directly to support the vital work done by AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation).
Shake was born in Taita Taveta and trained as a primary school teacher before changing career to become a full time artist almost 20 years ago. He studied at the Creative Art Centre which is a re-known hub for emerging art talent in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
In 2010, Shake received the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Scholars award which celebrates talented artists from the Commonwealth nations, where he completed a residency at the Patrick Allen Fraser Foundation in Arbroath this year and work produced during this period featured in the ROSL Annual Scholars exhibition which was held at the Gallery Oxo on the South Bank from 6th to 30 October 2011.
During a visit to the AMREF offices in London, he said,that he was interested in how art projects can be used to help communities, such as AMREF’s Child in need project in Dagoretti which encourages children to use various art forms as a therapeutic rehabilitating tool.
If you would like check out Shake’s work and buy some of his cards, please visit our The AMREF website for exclusive designs by Stanslaus Shake Makelele!
AMREF has been working in developing Africa for 50 years, tackling diseases such as malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS, working together with local communities to make sure our programs are relevant and sustainable.
AMREF’s headquarters are based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Season Greeting cards can be purchased from the AMREF website:
More information about the artist can be found from his website:
Here’s more of Makelele’s work: