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" A short distance from the Friends Mission was a small mission hospital, and when it cooled down a bit I had a walk over and was invited to to have a look round by the Canadian doctor and his wife who seemed to be doing a dedicated and very worthwhile job under quite difficult conditions. They had already heard of my arrival, and also seemed glad to have someone from the outside world to talk to. That evening I joined them for a meal, and they told me how the mission had been set jup in the late 50's after a severe drought, and how the place had become a distribution centre to help the local Turkana tribes people after many, who had been nomads before, settled in the area and the government had set up the fishing co-operative to help create work for the people. Over the following few days I enjoyed walking about the area and painting, and was to observe a little of how these proud looking tribes people lived. Although for a lot of the day it was too hot to do very much, I found the colouring in the late afternoon ideal for painting." - MH 

Turkana village, Lake Turkana, 1977

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints:Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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