“At a very tender age, I realized that I could draw, so I started practicing. I loved painting, but discovered myself even more when I went to the Ghanatta College of Art and Design. I had to practice for years to master my art. I use acrylic paint, canvas, and jute sacks. It is quite challenging working with canvas that is not made from cotton. Mixing the colors is my favorite part of my art. I get my inspiration from dreams, my imagination, and nature.
“I try to create new ideas with my imagination. I didn’t keep my knowledge all to myself; I passed it on to a foreigner called Christian Lyand, as well as a seven-year-old boy named Kwaku, whom I taught in my workshop.
“Getting started on my own wasn’t easy. I had to give my pieces to shop owners who would sometimes sell them and take the money for themselves. Some customers would even buy my pieces on credit. I must say, things were very difficult for me at the beginning. Now, I have my own shop, so things are much better.
“One day, a lady came to my shop to buy one of my pieces. After negotiating and agreeing on the price, it turned out she didn’t have enough money in her purse. This was very embarrassing for the lady, and I had no other option but to accept a lower amount. Ever since that day, she never stopped by my shop again.
“My dream is to build an art gallery to support up-and-coming artists. I taught my art to some people in my community, and still teach to this day.”
9 items by Leopold Twum
Damba Music Makers
Signed Cultural Musical Expressionist Painting from Ghana
Damba Music Makers, Signed Cultural Musical Expressionist Painting from Ghana
Leopold TwumCelebrated in northern Ghana, the Damba festival is paid homage with this painting by Leopold Twum. He paints in an expressionist style, depicting a group of musicians playing horns, drums, and a...$589.99
Signed Music-Themed Expressionist Painting from Ghana (2018)
Saxophonist, Signed Music-Themed Expressionist Painting from Ghana (2018)
Leopold TwumPlaying a passionate solo on the saxophone, an African woman in a zebra-print dress is depicted in this painting. Ghanaian artist Leopold Twum paints this composition in an expressionist style...$1139.99
Signed Expressionist Seascape Painting from Ghana
Elmina Beach, Signed Expressionist Seascape Painting from Ghana
Leopold TwumA place "where people can relax and do business at the same time," the beautiful Elmina beach is the subject of this painting from Ghana. Leopold Twum paints this composition in an...$697.99
Expressionist Painting of African Women Holding Pots
Potters, Expressionist Painting of African Women Holding Pots
Leopold TwumCarrying pots atop their heads in the traditional African style, a quartet of women is depicted in this painting from Ghana. Leopold Twum paints this scene in an expressionist style, depicting the...$187.99
Makola Market Women
Signed Expressionist Painting of African Women from Ghana
Makola Market Women, Signed Expressionist Painting of African Women from Ghana
Leopold TwumWorking hard to support their families, women in the popular Makola market in Ghana are depicted in this painting. Leopold Twum paints these steadfast women in an expressionist style, depicted in hues...$139.99
Strength in Unity
Signed Mixed Media Painting of a Lizard from Ghana (2018)
Strength in Unity, Signed Mixed Media Painting of a Lizard from Ghana (2018)
Leopold TwumSymbolizing the strength in unity, this painting by Ghanaian artist Leopold Twum depicts two lizards on a brick wall. Crafted from jute fiber applied directly to the canvas, the two lizards come...$1139.99
Lovers at the Beach
Signed Impressionist Seascape Painting from Ghana
Lovers at the Beach, Signed Impressionist Seascape Painting from Ghana
Leopold TwumDuring the late night, two lovers take a walk along the beach in this painting by Ghanaian artist Leopold Twum. Spending time with loved ones is an important part of life for the artist, reflected in...$697.99
Signed Cultural Expressionist Painting from Ghana (2018)
Okomfo Anokye, Signed Cultural Expressionist Painting from Ghana (2018)
Leopold TwumDancing proudly against an abstract background, Okomfo Anokye is paid homage in this painting from Ghana. Active in the late 17th century, Okomfo Anokye was a fetish priest, statesman, and lawmaker...$1139.99
Signed Expressionist Painting of Two Lovers from Ghana
Lovers, Signed Expressionist Painting of Two Lovers from Ghana
Leopold TwumIn this painting by Ghanaian artist Leopold Twum, two lovers gaze into each other's eyes. Twum paints this romantic scene in an expressionistic style, depicting the lovers with exaggerated figures...$697.99
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