Hilton Korley Boye
My hopes and dreams are to make my works more appealing to buyers; to improve on the quality of my work; and to become one of the best African artists.“Hilton Boye Korley is my name. I was born in 1975 in Accra, Ghana. My friends would say I am a shy and generous person who loves to stay indoors. I am a painter.
“It’s been 19 years since I started painting, and I got interested because I had a passion to draw and paint at an early age in. I got attracted to the color combinations in forming a concept, moving away from the work to examine it when done. I wasn’t taught by anyone, because I studied bricklaying in school and after school I diverted into painting. I used the ink of my father, who was a writer, to draw images I would see around; and I would sell art works on paper to make a living. Later I read and attended a few part-time classes to become unique in my own way. I repaint works which I don’t like, to get the correct one. The materials I use are paper, canvas, and acrylic and oil paints. I had to buy the materials in bits and it took months to get them. After I got the materials and painted, I had to wait for a work to sell so I could get enough cash to paint another.
“Starting on my own wasn’t easy. I lost my elder brother, who assisted my dad in taking care of the family. He was so sick, and as I visited him at the hospital and saw him die, it was a big blow to me, and I thank God I have overcome that.
“I mastered this work by understanding the skills of big artists who have made names for themselves. I have also visited other artists to observe how they paint and improve upon my skills. I have helped students with their projects and I have had the chance to tutor at four different institutional programs.
“My favorite thing about my work is discovering new styles and color combinations to create a refreshing match. My inspirations come from watching TV, the environment where I live and also taking pictures of things that fascinates me. My hopes and dreams are to make my works more appealing to buyers; to improve on the quality of my work; and to become one of the best African artists.”
6 items by Hilton Korley Boye
Signed Impressionist Painting of a Ghanaian Town
Townscape, Signed Impressionist Painting of a Ghanaian Town
Hilton Korley BoyeWorking in an impressionist style, Ghanaian artist Hilton Korley Boye captures the view of a local town in this painting. He uses broad, expressive strokes of the paintbrush to blend color and form....$437.99
Signed Impressionist Painting of a Slum from Ghana
Slum, Signed Impressionist Painting of a Slum from Ghana
Hilton Korley BoyeHoping to capture and explore the poverty that surrounds him, Ghanaian artist Hilton Korley Boye paints this scene of a slum in Accra. He works in an impressionist style, utilizing hues of grey and...$474.99
Signed Painting of People Walking in the Countryside
Countryside, Signed Painting of People Walking in the Countryside
Hilton Korley BoyeAgainst the yellow and red hues of the setting sun, two friends walk together through the shallow waters of the Ghanaian countryside. Hilton Korley Boye captures this scene in an impressionist style...$479.99
Signed Painting of a Clothing Market from Ghana
Second-Hand Clothes, Signed Painting of a Clothing Market from Ghana
Hilton Korley BoyeWorking in an impressionist style, Ghanaian artist Hilton Korley Boye paints a composition that depicts women at a local market, selling second-hand clothes. The artist describes his effort as...$479.99
Signed Expressionist Painting of a Meditating Woman
Meditation Realm, Signed Expressionist Painting of a Meditating Woman
Hilton Korley BoyeIn tones of brown and purple, a woman meditates in this serene painting, captured in an expressionist style that allows the composition to melt artistically towards the bottom. Ghanaian artist Hilton...$359.99
Signed Impressionist Painting of a Ghanaian Slum
Slum Vicinity, Signed Impressionist Painting of a Ghanaian Slum
Hilton Korley BoyeIn tones of grey and brown, the small houses of a slum in Ghana are captured with care and emotion in this impressionist painting. Two people walk side-by-side through the huts. Artist Hilton Korley...$479.99