I have always had a passion for painting – there is something special about capturing moments in time. All paintings are unique.
I love sharing my paintings with people, and I am always interested in what they think. That is what makes art very personal. I love seeing the detail in everyday life, but I don’t just stick to one type of painting. I hope my paintings give you an insight into who I am and how I work.
I hope my paintings give you pleasure.
I first started with photography and my love of photography made me move on to art, in particular painting. Over the years I’ve come to love the creation process and the end product is very satisfying.
I have a varied collection of paintings and they all have their own beauty. I’m hoping my work is pleasing to the eye and I hope you like what you see.
Painting has always been a great source of pleasure for me. I am self-taught artist and I am committed to art. I try to capture the emotion or feeling that has inspired me about the physical appearance of the subject. I love to use oil paints; nothing seems to compare with the beauty and variety of textures I can accomplish with them. I believe art is the language of the soul and a gift from God. To create, we need to be able to express our emotions in a way that reveals who we are.
I was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon and my art is strongly influenced by my upbringing. I attended formal art classes locally and started with pastels on paper producing
work based on my city, people and local environment. I am the first artist in my family and I am proud of this.
I have travelled all over the world and my life experiences since leaving Yaoundé has had a profound effect on my thinking, emotions and my art. I like to capture the beauty of life, in its natural form.
Thank you to African-Artshop for allowing me to present my art to the world.
I grew up in Kumasi, Ghana. My father and mother are both doctors and wanted me to follow in their footsteps; they did not feel art was realistic career path. As it turns out, both my brother and I have become established artists. As a young boy I loved working with monotone mediums like pens and charcoals and this eventually led to me working with oil on canvas.
Over the years I have experimented with various mediums including acrylics, oils, inks but oil on canvas is my true love. There’s nothing like a beautiful painting to give a room character. I hope over the years I have given people pleasure with my art.
When I entered the beautiful world of art, I wanted my paintings to inspire people and bring happiness to everyday life. My early life in Nigeria and the influence of my grandmother meant that becoming a painter was an easy decision.
My grandmother painted all of her life and it was the illumination, colour and subject matter that captured my attention. My grandmother told me when I was a teenager that my artistic ability is a gift from God and I should pursue it no matter what. Two of my children also paint and I am proud that the tradition is being carried forward.