Jewel Duke Eklu
Original paintings in West Africa
"I have always loved art and I'm happy to paint… I had to practice constantly to master my art.""My name is Jewel Duke Eklu and I’m an artist. I was born in Accra in 1987. My friends describe me as kind, funny and outspoken.
"I have always loved art and I'm happy to paint. I taught myself about first and then attended Ghanatta Art College. I had to practice constantly to master my art. I use dyes, brushes, canvas, clay and sand. I am inspired by nature, life experiences and children.
"Starting on my own was difficult because I couldn't find people to buy my works and I wasn't able to find an art gallery to represent me.
"My hope is to be able to use my art to teach, inspire, motivate and encourage students. My dream would be to build an art school some day."