- African Artist from Ghana, Daniel Akortia, takes a selfie.
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- What Daniel wishes to share with you -
Daniel Akortia had a start with True African Art in 2013. In that year, he sent some images for inclusion on our website. We initially turned him down as we get so many submissions, but we heard from him again in mid 2015 and the paintings he e-mailed photos of were just fantastic! Soon afterwards, he was on the site.
Daniel presents his work maturely with a deep understanding of the subject he is painting. From the African woman, to music and the afterlife of the ancestors, Daniel explores and challenges not only his skills, but also the perception of the art's viewer. And like all our paintings online, these also look even better to view in person!
Daniel signs his paintings as Nshira, which means "blessing." He is a native Ghanaian born in 1979. After finishing secondary schooling in 1998, he attended Art College for three years, pursuing drawing, painting, textile design and graphic design. In his own words “I live in a world of my own, and therefore refuse to be drawn from real life. I concentrate on drawing my personal visions.”
Daniel's initial paintings to us, now sold, were very thick with acrylics as seen at left. He painted with globs to give a three-dimensional feel to his artwork. The style produced depth and random color to his African art paintings.
Daniel says that “My aim is to depict the history and culture of Africa as it really is, in the true colors of nature. After completing college, I have spent all my time painting. I mainly use bright colors and my paintings are often like decorative patterns of abstract expression”.
Many of Daniel’s paintings can be found in private homes and collections, art galleries in Ghana, at exhibits in Ghana and internationally through True African Art.
You can pay in installments at 0% interest, just like any other original painting on True African Art .com
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