In 1989 he was the first of the painters to begin to work on canvas as well as Masonite. This choice had a profound effect on the Tingatinga school freeing artists to work on larger paintings, to be able to package their paintings for a much more diverse market, and facilitated for many painters easy access to adding other styles of painting to the repertoires.
Charinda himself was a large, happy and exuberant being. He began life as one of ten children who worked with their parents doing agricultural labor. He reported they always had enough to eat and sometimes enough to sell to others. His paintings are owned around the world, photographed in books, presented in exhibitions of Tingatinga art on various continents, and in a few museums. His themes are broad reaching including history, the mythology of Makua people, social observations and vignettes from life around him as well as African wildlife.In BAYASHARA Charinda includes a written description which is curiously something ES Tingatinga sometimes did in his paintings. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "mak_250" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.