I invite you to view a collection of works portraying the beauty and vitality of the Rwandan people amidst the brokenness of a country ravaged by genocide. In 1994 as a result of systematic ethnic cleansing, approximately one million Rwandans were brutally slaughtered in just 100 days. Today the scars remain, yet there is hope for Rwanda.


The traditional model of beauty in figurative art in the United States is often a young white female. Alain has touched a new group of collectors of varying ethnic backgrounds who have been moved and uplifted by the sight of a black African child being portrayed as a subject of beauty. The story of Alain’s experience in Rwanda brings depth and meaning to the paintings.
— Cecilia Murray, Owner, Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston SC