Original paintings in West Africa
"My dream is to have my own gallery some day and an art school to pass on my knowledge to others. I also hope to get married and start my own family.""I first became interested in art when I started school. There were many artisans who work and sell along the roadside. When I passed them by on the way to class, I felt the desire to do something like that.
"I learned to paint on my own. After seeing art I liked on the roadside, I'd try to recreate it when I got home. Later on, I took classes in painting.
"I use acrylics and they are slightly difficult to use because they dry quickly. I love painting musical instruments, market scenes and women. I am inspired by my environment and storybooks.
"After completing my studies, I began to paint and sell my work, but it was difficult at first. Some friends who worked beside me on the roadside were kind enough to help me sell my paintings. I didn't earn much at first, but I was able to save and eventually got my own place to paint.
"My friends discouraged me when I decided to pursue art. They told me art was for less knowledgeable people and that I shouldn't work on it but I didn't pay heed to them.
"Strangely enough, the same people who discouraged me now ask me to create paintings for them for free. Whenever this happens, I sit back and laugh.
"My dream is to have my own gallery some day and an art school to pass on my knowledge to others. I also hope to get married and start my own family."
9 items by Fiifi Nyame
Signed Abstract Market Scene Painting from Ghana
Busy Day, Signed Abstract Market Scene Painting from Ghana
Fiifi NyameA busy day at the market is captured in the abstract style by Ghanaian artist Fiifi Nyame. Painting with a vibrant palette of colors, he reflects on the bustling nature of life at the market, using...$529.99
Signed Colorful Freestyle Painting of a Woman from Ghana
Loneliness, Signed Colorful Freestyle Painting of a Woman from Ghana
Fiifi NyameFor Ghanaian artist Fiifi Nyame, the female form is a great source of inspiration. Painting with a freeform, abstract style, the artist paints this composition to suggest a woman in a closed posture....$359.99
Signed Multicolored Abstract Painting from Ghana
Pots, Signed Multicolored Abstract Painting from Ghana
Fiifi NyameGhanaian artist Fiifi Nyame draws inspiration from ceramic pots for this painting. Working with a freeform, abstract style, the artist paints this composition to suggest a group of three pots of...$429.99
Mother and Child Expressionist Painting from Ghana
Motherly Love, Mother and Child Expressionist Painting from Ghana
Fiifi NyameExpressing the unbreakable bond that exists between a mother and her child, Ghana's Fiifi Nyame paints this original acrylic on canvas composition. The expressionist-style painting depicts a women...$319.99
Signed Original Painting of Adinkrahene Symbol
Adinkrahene, Signed Original Painting of Adinkrahene Symbol
Fiifi NyameThis bold original acrylic on canvas is the work of Ghanaian artist Fiifi Nyame, who persevered in his art career despite being discouraged by friends. The bullseye-shaped symbols are the adinkra...$209.99
West African Original Painting of a Mother and Child
Great Expectation, West African Original Painting of a Mother and Child
Fiifi NyameDepicting a mother gazing at her beloved child, this painting is the original work of Ghana's Fiifi Nyame. The silhouetted figures seem to emerge from the boldly colored background in this striking...$209.99
Akuaba Doll I
Original Acrylic Painting of Akuaba Fertility Dolls
Akuaba Doll I, Original Acrylic Painting of Akuaba Fertility Dolls
Fiifi NyameA bold color palette and slightly obscured figures create an intriguing composition in this original acrylic painting from Ghana's Fiifi Nyame. The artist renders eight akuaba, the wooden fertility...$259.99
Sankofa Adinkra Symbol Original Acrylic Painting
Sankofa, Sankofa Adinkra Symbol Original Acrylic Painting
Fiifi NyameBold colors against a black background and dynamic, gestural strokes define this original acrylic painting from Fiifi Nyame of Ghana. The composition is centered by the adinkra symbol sankofa, which...$209.99
Signed Colorful Freestyle Painting of Drums from Ghana
Traditional Message, Signed Colorful Freestyle Painting of Drums from Ghana
Fiifi NyameFiifi Nyame celebrates the passion of African music, painting this set of drums with a freeform style. He adds colorful abstract motifs that layer over the image of the drums, which seem to move...$429.99