"The themes of my works are directly linked with the culture of Africans and the events that take place in our everyday life."
"My inspiration is derived from my environment and the continent around me – the nature of Africa. I paint mainly with oil and acrylic on canvas, using both brush and palette knife. My style of painting ranges from realistic to semi-abstract and my work is characterized by bright and bold colors. Most of my paintings are landscapes, seascapes, market scenes and figure paintings. The themes of my works are directly linked with the culture of Africans and the events that take place in our everyday life, for example the way women carry children on their backs and heavy loads on their heads. I depict the behavior of African children in the community as well.
"I am a member of GAVA (Ghana Association of Visual Artists) and two children are undergoing training with me. One of my greatest achievements is the 6th prize awarded to me by GAVA in the art competition on the theme 'Road Safety' sponsored by Ghana Shell Oil Company; about 65 artists participated nationwide.
"I am the third born of Mr. Sebi Tetteh Samuel and Mrs. Korkor Asem; we are nine in the family – three boys and four girls. I like painting very much because the more I paint, the more I perfect my art.
"I have not exhibited before, but people come for my paintings and place them in their galleries and also take them to exhibitions."
Filing through the streets of a town or city, the devout participate in a religious procession. Some carry images of saints and of Jesus, while others simply walk together in solidarity. Prayer and song emanate from this handsome abstract by Iraceia....read more
Tall and tanned by the sun, she bares her arms to its warmth. She strides sinuously across the sand, offering fresh fruit for sale. This sensuous portrait by Juan Carlos Ñañake depicts a woman from the coastal area of northern Peru. Tempting ripe oranges....read more
The balloon seller pauses in his walk through streets and plaza. Embracing his son, he listens to the boy's confidences. In the background, balloons sway in the breeze, enticing all the children who see them. Juan Carlos Ñañaque depicts the pair in his....read more
A woman wearing a long skirt and headscarf pours water from a jar into a calabash gourd bowl. Enoch Afram selects a color scheme of red and yellow for this cheerful portrait. Working in acrylics, he exalts the women of his homeland. The painting is framed....read more
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