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"The community where I live inspires me to paint through their way of dressing and their activities… I paint to tell of nature and to motivate people in life."
"Esther Yaa Alofe is my name. I was born on April 16, 1981 in Kumasi. After finishing primary school, I studied at the Armed Forces Secondary from 1997 to 1999. My major concentration was in business accounting.
"I began to love painting while in elementary school, which drew me nearer to Bernard Mensah [a Novica featured painter]. After I completed school, he trained me everyday for years until I can now paint from my own sense of creativity.
"To my parents, I say, 'Long life!' God bless their generation. They have contributed a lot in making me what I am today. As I was the first born, they encouraged me and never hesitated in assisting me with anything I requested.
"The community where I live inspires me to paint through their way of dressing and their activities. Painting is my part-time activity and it is something I love to do whenever I am free.
"I use both palette knife and brush, and prefer acrylic on canvas. I don't have a studio; I paint in the house.
"I paint to tell of nature and to motivate people in life. I have not yet mounted an exhibition but hope to do so soon."
Reidsville, NC USA
I had to take a moment to leave this testimonial in hopes that someone who has not taken advantage of the opportunity to order something wonderful from Novica might read this and be inspired to do so....Where do I start? I arrived at my door today to have my tired spirits lifted by an awaiting package from Novica. The treat that was inside was breathtaking to say the least...I purchased a painting ""Amazement"" by Esther Yaa Alofe (West Africa), and I must say that Ms. Alofe chose the right title for this work because the beauty and sheer regalness of the painting is amazing. Ms. Alofe has captured the undeniable strength and natural beauty of the African Woman in this work. Ms. Alofe I say to you that I am proud to have your painting in my home. I know that you must also be a strong and beautiful woman to transfer such passion to canvas. I look forward to purchasing more of your work.
I purchased your ""Defense II"" painting in Jan 09 and feel fortunate to display it in my home. Your painting is very upbeat and positive. Take Care and keep painting !!!
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