|Medium:||Watercolour and oil|
|Child’s Name in the Illustration:||Kitami|
|Gift Presented by the Child:||Wooden pot (Ekyanzi) of milk|
|Found in the Personalized Book||My Very Own World Adventure|
|About the Illustrator: Taga Nuwagaba
After completing Makerere University with a BA in Fine Art in 1990, Taga Nuwagaba embarked on his career and has painted since using watercolour and oil. His favourite subject has always been wildlife and the human figure. He has a passion for culture, and the people he prefers for his subject are usually from rural Uganda. His choice of the Black Madonna and child as a continuous theme in his career does not only show his concern for the African woman but it is a depiction of the real hardship she endures.
He was inspired to become an artist by his grandmother Kateta who was an accomplished artist in her own right.
Taga has worked with many conservation and wildlife groups in Uganda like the Jane Goodall Institute in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Ecotrust, and African Wildlife Foundation. His wildlife works of primates and moths have appeared on Uganda stamps. Uganda Tourist Board commissioned him to make a mural depicting thirty five Uganda’s favourite bird species to represent Uganda in the International bird-fairs abroad.
His work hangs in the prestigious Mweya Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park Semliki Safari Lodge in Semliki National Park, Emin Pasha Hotel, Nile Prestige Bank, Rwenzori Finest coffee (Lugogo Mall) State House, Nakasero, Citibank, Hima Cement Offices in Kampala and many Residences in Uganda and abroad.
He has a home Gallery on Gayaza Road, Kyanja and his studios are at Tagaframe on Kira Road, Kamwokya. He is currently lecturing in art at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee – USA as a Fulbright Scholar.