Joseph A. Quaye
"I got employed as a creative arts teacher at a school in Accra, were I impart my knowledge to several students. It is really a wonderful experience to impact a life.""I am a talented, creative, persevering and God-fearing person. My art is painting.
"I was inspired to paint when I kept hearing people saying I was good at drawing. I first learned sign writing on billboards and t-shirt printing, and three years later I enrolled in an art college where I developed my talent and creativity.
"I used the skills I had acquired in t-shirt printing and billboard writing to procure an income while I was in college. I had to research and attend many art exhibitions to learn the latest trends, techniques and styles developed by other artists for their work, and this in turn encouraged me to keep on painting for pleasure.
"My most difficult moment came when I didn't sell anything during my first exhibition. My family thought my talent wasn't dependable, and that it was a waste of time. Some galleries told me, my compositions were too big for them to exhibit, and that they would call me when they got a bigger space, which they never did.
"Although discouraging, I did not let that get me down. I got employed as a creative arts teacher at a school in Accra, were I impart my knowledge to several students. It is really a wonderful experience to impact a life.
"I have been painting since 2008 and I specialize in acrylics on cotton canvas. My inspiration comes from nature, music, pictures and activities around me. The uniqueness of my type of work is my favorite part.
"My hopes, plans and dreams for the future are to be among the best artists in the world. I also hope to build an art school to promote talented and gifted people who need help and support."
9 items by Joseph A. Quaye
Portrait of a Pouting Girl with a Geometric Overlay
Who Chuckled?, Portrait of a Pouting Girl with a Geometric Overlay
Joseph A. QuayeNot amused, she knits her eyebrows in a frown and scowls. Joseph A. Quaye depicts a pouting little girl in this tender portrait. The Ghanaian artist works in acrylics, mounting one canvas upon another...$229.99
Artistic Nude Painting with a Geometric Overlay
Midnight Fantasy, Artistic Nude Painting with a Geometric Overlay
Joseph A. QuayeJoseph A. Quaye's thoughts drift toward a voluptuous nude in the privacy of her boudoir. His fantasy vision of the young woman passes through the brick wall as his imagination takes flight. The...$364.99
African Fine Art Original Painting from Ghana
One Side, African Fine Art Original Painting from Ghana
Joseph A. QuayeSeen in silhouette, a woman's torso appears as though behind a brick wall. Beads encircle her full hips. Joseph A. Quaye works in acrylic on canvas to paint the evocative portrait, enhancing the...$289.99
Signed Original Painting of a Diver
Dive, Signed Original Painting of a Diver
Joseph A. QuayeBy Joseph A. Quaye, this painting depicts a woman diver at the moment she plunges into the water like an arrow. The Ghanaian artist mounts one canvas upon another, letting the cutout areas form a part...$289.99
Waiting for the Manna
African Contemporary Art Signed Painting from Ghana
Waiting for the Manna, African Contemporary Art Signed Painting from Ghana
Joseph A. QuayeFine, colorful serpentines cascade around this woman with a large hat in this painting by Joseph A Quaye. His muse is sitting down surrounded by empty baskets. "She sits quietly, waiting for an...$364.99
Side to Side
Painting of Woman Dancing Signed Fine Arts from Ghana
Side to Side, Painting of Woman Dancing Signed Fine Arts from Ghana
Joseph A. QuayeA whirlwind of color surrounds this woman with festive energy. "Usually one doesn't go wrong when one moves from side to side to a tune. It forms a dance," observes Joseph A Quaye as he...$357.99
Private and Confidential
Friends Whispering Portrait Signed Painting from Ghana
Private and Confidential, Friends Whispering Portrait Signed Painting from Ghana
Joseph A. QuayeJoseph A Quaye honors the special bond between friends with this expressive painting. "It is how you keep it private and confidential," says Quaye as he paints a boy whispering into his...$229.99
Unique African Painting in Blue-Green of Women at Maize Farm
Maize Season, Unique African Painting in Blue-Green of Women at Maize Farm
Joseph A. QuayeGathering at the maize farm, a group of Ghanaian women discuss the best strategy for harvesting the crop. Ghanaian artist Joseph A. Quaye creates the original acrylic painting in shades of cool green...$369.99
Signed Acrylic Portrait of African Men Blowing Horns
Horn Blowers, Signed Acrylic Portrait of African Men Blowing Horns
Joseph A. QuayeTwo men, so alike that they could only be twins, blow on ceremonial horns in this original painting by Ghanaian artist Joseph A. Quaye. Horns are used among the Dagomba peoples of northern Ghana to...$364.99