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 Acrylic Expressionist 20 to 36 Inch Paintings from West Africa
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
Vibrating with good humor, two young men jam together in this painting by John Atta Mensah. One plays his kora,– a traditional African harp-lute with curved neck. Plucking the strings, he raises his... Read More
Northern Ghana is dryer than the south as Sahara winds blow across its landscapes. Agriculture sustains this quiet hamlet beneath tall trees. Nii Dodoo depicts an everyday scene as neighbors talk... Read More
It is another day in this farming village in West Africa. Residents tend to their fields and families, rejoicing in living close to the good earth. "Mama Ama is returning from the farm with... Read More