Juma Hassan was born on Zanzibar Island, Tanzania. He loves drawing and painting since his childhood. His subject matters were mainly about his environment including people, wildlife, seascape, landscape and cultural affairs. Basically,Juma was a self taught artist because he never got formal art lessons back home. He moved to Toronto,Canada in 1999. While in Canada he decided to expand his knowledge of art by attending a one year 'Art Fundamental course' (2004) at Centennial College, Toronto, Canada. Between 2005-2007 he continues with advance level of his career by taking Diploma in Fine Art at the same college. Juma's favourite mediums are Oil, Acrylic and watercolour, and he paints variety of subjects ,include landscapes, seascapes,wildlife, figure and still life. He enjoys to paint scenes and people from his country of birth as well as North America. Juma also loves photographing variety of subjects.