"When I was growing up I had the desire to become an architect. I knew how to draw, but I didn’t think it was of importance, not until I was around 14 years old. I remember...
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"When I was growing up I had the desire to become an architect. I knew how to draw, but I didn’t think it was of importance, not until I was around 14 years old. I remember talking with one of my teachers, he asked what I would like to do when I grew up and I said I wanted to be an architect. He sat quiet for a while and then said, 'I think you can be a good artist instead, but you should think through it.'
"I did give it a thought and so when enrolling for secondary education I opted for visual arts. I realized I could paint with ease, and this made my education more relaxed. I didn't have to struggle because I knew I was doing what I was born to be: an artist.
"I am continually redefining my perspectives on life in general, my perspective on personal experiences in particular, and my interaction with various elements in my environment. This has a significant bearing on my work and is reflected in the components of the themes I explore.
"The basic feeling through my painting is depicting an African culture with color and texture which is revealed beyond realism, and solely through abstract and other scenic experiences in the scope of oils and acrylics.
"I have exhibited my paintings at British Council and La Palm Royal beach Hotel (1999), an event organized by Vibe FM; the National Commission on Culture (2000) and the Novotel Hotel and Golden Tulip (2005).