"My paintings depict the cultural, social, and economic life of the people of Ghana, and for that matter, of Africa in general."
"My name is Kofi Baiden, the eldest son of Ghanaian parents. I was born on 28 October 1977, and I have a younger sister. During my leisure hours I listen to music while drawing on my small sketchpad. I also enjoy reading books about great and successful painters, because my dream is to establish not only a big art school, but also to become a great and renowned artist.
"I studied Visual Arts at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, from 1994 to 1996. Then I proceeded to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, where I graduated second class in Fine Art in 2003. During my final year at the University I participated in the College of Art's week-long exhibition, where I sold most of my beautiful paintings. I became famous in the University as a result of that. I also exhibited at the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board in June of 2006. My greatest challenge has been my effort to be self-employed.
"I started painting at a very tender age, and received prizes as one of the best Visual Arts students when I was in secondary school. I mainly work with oils and a few acrylics. My themes include African landscapes, figures, and a few abstract works. My paintings depict the cultural, social, and economic life of the people of Ghana, and for that matter, of Africa in general.
"My paintings are characterized by a variety of beautiful images and colors, which makes the work more outstanding. My paintings come from my imagination, and they are inspired by the African environment."