Cuupa Arts Gallery, Jinja

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Cuupa Ericson is a professionally-trained local artist that specializes in realistic portraits, cement sculptures and African-themed paintings. Cuupa has a deep and passionate appreciation for the natural beauty and human spirit that portrays a sensible joy throughout his artwork.

As a young child, Cuupa exhibited extraordinary artistic talents but never had the resources and family support to receive art training. His dream of becoming an artist began a few years ago when Robert, his manager at a local restaurant, discovered his top grades in arts. To prove Cuupa’s skills, Robert gave Cuupa US$2 for supplies and asked him to make a portrait. Robert’s portrait was so impressive that others began to ask Cuupa for their own and that’s how his business began. With the money he earned from freelance portraits, Cuupa was able to apply to art school in Kampala and build his business. At first he worked in his living room, gradually made that into his showroom and set up the gallery in late 2014.

Nowadays, Cuupa offers a broad range of art products and interior design services for social and business organizations. Cuupa’s long-term vision is to host an art workshop so he can train Jinja youths in his specialized art skills and continue to promote art and creativity within the community.

Cuupa’s mission is to promote African and Ugandan art to the highest level locally and internationally, to educate communities about the importance of art whilst perfecting client’s expectations.

The gallery produces the following type of products:


-African theme paintings

-3D wall painting

-Statues and sculptures


-Interior design and landscaping,

-School painting and designing



-African furniture

-Graphic designing

Cuupa arts and designers takes customers as the number one priority and works hard towards delivering the exact perfection of the clients' expectation at affordable costs.

Contact us on:

+256 788 331 891

+256 706 265 287

+256 702 798 392

or visit us in our home, Jinja town on Narambai road plot28A between main street and Gabula road.
Use our Jinja visit website to arrange your visit to Cuupa Arts Gallery and other attractions in Jinja.
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  • ... is worth a visit, but not spectacular stands out in the craft range from Jinja. If you look around on the main street of the town with a lively eye, you can discover other shops which sell also nice and quality crafts. More about Jinja in volume 6 of travel track: "UGANDA - notes on a journey in the winter 2018" by Katharina Fairclough. AlsPrint and eBook
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  • Cuupa arts thanks for the amazing human Potraite you made for my girl friend .She liked it so much and will love to over next time  more »
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