Atta believes in working hard to develop his art; he says "The sky is the limit."
John Atta Mensah was born in 1963. He attended a Roman Catholic elementary school, after which he went to a prestigious art college from 1981 to 1984. During this time, and for some five years after he completed his education. Mensah elaborated a limited number of creative works to support himself, until a friend of his, also an artist, opened a new avenue for him.
Atta was introduced to a famed art gallery. From this point onwards, Atta established sound bases for himself personally and his practice - in other words, he has been painting seriously to date.
Atta believes in working hard to develop his art; he says "The sky is the limit." His paintings are inspired by everyday life, market scenes in particular, and possess a still, restful quality, infusing abundant appeal. His mastery of colors is harmony, making his works part of collections inside and outside of Ghana.
He has participated in exhibitions throughout Ghana.
Popular Earthtones or Neutral African 20 to 36 inch Acrylic Paintings
Hopes run high in the afternoon shadows as women offer their wares in a Ghanaian market. John Atta Mensah paints an everyday scene from Ghana, selecting a palette of warm earth colors. "I depict... Read More
Bright Dankyi Mensah skillfully captures the busy rhythm of a Ghanaian market as he paints with abstract stylizations. The faces of vendors, customers and friends emerge amongst busy patterns.... Read More
Somewhere in the northern region of Ghana, a village stands proud against the burning sun. Large containers rest outside thatched roof houses as women go about their usual chores in this acrylic on... Read More
Balancing basins on their heads, three friends make their way through the hustle and bustle of busy market alleys. John Atta Mensah works in a warm earthen palette to depict an everyday scene infused... Read More