"Art has never been a choice for me... it is my heart beat . I'll cherish every precious moment of it"
Anare Somumu is a well known and loved name among children in Fiji for his illustrations of children’s books. As a painter, he has won National Arts awards, and has represented Fiji Art around the Pacific.
Anare’s art career began in 1991 as a children’s book illustrator for Fiji’s Curriculum Development Unit (CDU). His interest in art though started way back at the tender age of 3 when he was introduced to his grandfather RusiateTubuka. Anare’s passion for art was so intense that he had to forfeit a future in dentistry for an art career, which in Fiji at that time was considered suicidal due to disregard and lack of art market.
Link to : Anare Somumu Art Gallery