Born in 1949 in the village of Esu Ehyia in Central Ghana, Ernest Kwesi Eshun's art is a singular manifestation of his culture, his personal history and his inspiration. From 1975 until 1979 he studied at the Ghana National Trading Corporation as an auto mechanic. Adverse conditions arose, forcing him to abandon auto engineering, at which point he began modeling vehicles, concentrating on the Bedford Trucks common in West Africa. Transforming sheet metal and wood he began recreating images from his childhood, of buses and tipper trucks, as well as others. Kwesi's clients include expatriate tourists and business people fascinated by antique artistry. He is married to Comfort with whom he has three sons and two daughters, all actively involved in their schoolwork - with their parents' encouragement. One of Kwesi's sons is particularly interested in his father's trade.