As an artist I strive to develop paintings which express the beauty that exists in the world to myself and to others. Often I create what I feel, think, and see around me. An important part of my process is sketching what I have seen during my daily activities or what I have felt, and then recreating this on canvas. When painting, I want to create something beautiful and expressive, so I put so much of energy and passion into the work to create something unique. At times I have to work on a sketch in order to develop different styles and colour schemes. By playing with colours and styles, i hope to create something that is attractive and enjoyable by art lovers, collectors, and newcomer alike. I prefer using acrylic paint, water colours, pastel, ink, and charcoal because once one is familiar with them, they prove to be comfortable and reliable tools. Currently, I am developing a painting style that incorporates a toothbrush and sponge to create an impasto effect in my work. Typically, my preference is for bright colours because colour is light and makes the world a better place to live in. Art constitutes an important part of my life as an artist. I hope to bring viewers into a place where they see a reflection of everyday life.
Keita Kwame Kankam
My name is Keita Kwame Kankam. I was born in Accra, Ghana to a Canadian father on the sixth of March 1988. I studied at the Ghanatta college of art and design in Accra, where in 2006 I obtained a diploma in art and design. During my first and second years at the college of art, I studied fine arts, graphic design,textiles design and art history were i majored in painting in my final year. I also took part in the mentorship programme at the Visual Arts of Alberta last year which ended in May 2017 .
Often I create what I feel, think and see around me. My
favourite genres are abstract compositions,still life, landscapes and village scenes. I prefer using acrylic colours , inks, pastels and charcoal because once they are easy to use, once one knows how to manipulate them. Starting to paint on my own as an independent artist has not been easy, there have been times of success and downfalls, but with the passage of time I have seen the beauty humor and value in all my work.