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 Paintings
Naab-Morg Musah Abdallah capture a scene from Ghanaian street corners during the rainy season. A woman grills fresh corn on the cob into toasty ears to be savored with coconut. Passersby come and go... 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
Jerry A. Akita depicts Ajor village on the outskirts of Accra in this elegant mixed media work. People go about their daily chores while cattle graze beneath shade trees. The hamlet's name is a Ga... Read More