BUA is a classically trained painter who has tried to create a world where the sensibilities of Ernie Barnes, Thomas Hart Benton, Peter Paul Rubens, Francisco Goya, Rembrandt, and Hip-Hop can coexist. His style is often compared to famed painter Ernie Barnes but that’s really too easy. Bua paints with the experience of one who has lived the life he now created on canvass. A witness to the revolution of hip-hop, Bua has captured some of your favorite artists in color and lines. From Nas to Mos Def, Q-Tip, Tupac and Biggie, Bua has shaped hip-hop culture with his paintbrush. Known to many as the artist of the people, Bua throws one affordable art show each year.