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THANK YOU SO MUCH.

It's been a great year, thanks to you.

DRESSES

One of my latest batik paintings showing the traditional Ugandan dresses, the Gomesi or Busuuti. Each dress is unique in pattern.

WATER LILY

This is the latest water lily batik done on cotton fabric.

Christmas Cards

If you are making plans, please let me know and I'll take your order.
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Elephant eye batik

Prints Available.

ALOE BATIK

My latest ExtremeBatik

Green peace. Batik Art.

Jungle batik

This is one of new batiks under the #wildBatikArt series.

Pointilism in the Busuti batik

This is another batik done to show the beautiful Busuti dress. This is special because the designs in the dress are all dots of various sizes and flowing in all directions.

Gomesi, Uganda's traditional dress

I never get tired painting the colorful dress that is worn throughout Uganda. These are some of my latest batiks still in progress.

BLACK AFRICAN MOTIF BATIK STRIPS

Six years ago I was doing a series of batiks under the 'Tall Lady' batik strips. I have been continuing with the series lately. These are batiks measuring 8x34 inches individually done by hand. They show an individual Ugandan/African lady carrying out an activity around the home, at times with a baby strapped at the back. Each motif or design in the dress is original and unique. The background color is white, red, cream and shy blue. They can be hanged as a series on a wall.

ANKOLE COWS extreme batik

This batik shows the cows as they return home from the hills. Under this new extreme approach again the subject is mixed and fused with the background to give a meaningful relationship between the two. I'm still exploring this extreme method and hope to do ten paintings in this series, so far only four have been finished.

Exreme Batik Art

This batik is one in a series in a new approach where the subject is fused in the background.

PIED KINGFISHER BATIK

The idea behind this work came from watching these birds as they dived into the lake. I was amazed by their precision in catching fish. They could stay in the air in one position before suddenly dive at a terrible speed into the water, coming out with the fish. In this batik, I was trying to figure out what goes on in the mind of this beautiful bird before diving. Does it make calculations about the depth of the water, how about the wind? How about the possibility of other kingfisher spotting the same prey? Then I came to a conclusion that perhaps it is about staying focused on the prize and not minding about any resistance and hindrance from the surroundings and from the wall of water beneath.

Crested Crane Batik

This new batik shows a group of cranes in their swamp habitat. This is Uganda's national bird.

New Batik art Portraits

Woman in flower dress (2014)

SHOEBILL STORK BATIK

I find the shoe-bill as one of ugliest and yet interesting birds to watch. It derives its name from its shoe-like bill is found in wetland areas of East Africa. I don't like its natural dull blue-grey color of feathers, so I decided to give it a fresh look. Shoe-bills are among the top five birds sought after in Africa.
This batik is for sale. Inquire by sending an email to lukandwad@yahoo.co.uk



Bird batiks

Work in progress

Batik Art Clothing material II

Some of the material I've done on both linen and 100% pure cotton. Orders are accepted for children and adults.

New Batik Art for clothing

This is the new project that I want to expand on this year. I'll be producing this material and then make home products like bags, hats, shirts, dresses, storage items, quilts, among other products for both local and international market What I'm lacking is a good supply of white cotton and linen as well as dyes. These are some of the finished. materials.