Abstract Art

Dr Ogunwo Bolaji dedication to becoming a professionally trained master of art is evident in his relentless pursuit of skill acquisition. He obtained a BSc in painting from the university of Benin in 2000, home of the masters of the infamous Benin Bronzes. He subsequently obtained an MSc and PhD in painting in 2020. Collecting Dr Bolaji's paintings are akin to collecting one of the contemporary master's of Fine Art in Nigeria

Mixed Media Art

Donald Onuoha graduated with a distinction honors in Fine Art from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, Nigeria in 1999. Enugu is the educational fountain of arts in Nigeria, producing literary accolades like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Donald has participated in multiple international exhibits and his works are well recognized among seasoned collectors and art enthusiasts for his remarkable cubist style.
Being self-taught, Yvonne Coleman Burney discovered the child inside, which has remained a key ingredient in the evolution of her art. She carefully meshing vibrant colors by merging text, paper, digital paint. This is one of her collage art pieces where she works with paper to create a story that doesn't appear as torn paper. The inspiration for this piece is reflection, this piece asks: would you run towards or away from your reflection?
Being self-taught, Yvonne Coleman Burney discovered the child inside, which has remained a key ingredient in the evolution of her art. Meshing vibrant colors together merging text, paper, digital paint, and other elements to make the outcome of Yvonne's visual artwork. Coming from a graphic and photography background, digital work and paper collaging were a true fit for her, and it is truly her passion now that she is retired and able to dedicate herself to the thing she loves most.  

Digital Art

Mallory In Bloom is a woman who is down to earth grounded in herself and her life with a solid foundation she knows who she is and what she wants, and she works hard to provide a stable life for her family and herself. She is self-reliant but also knows how to compromise. She is a warrior and knows how to survive any circumstance life gives her. The inspiration comes from the culture, wildlife, and Africa, a home in my heart.
Is all about being yourself and letting the true you shine through by being your authentic self. Sometimes people just do not hide in the dark. Unbelievably, most will hide in the light! The inspiration comes from a place where everyone has flaws and, whether you admit them or not, you cannot run from them either. When you come as your representative instead of yourself, then you hide dark or light.
Mother of life, the giver and nurturer. She is a woman filled with compassion, love, and security. She manages her household, her job, and her man with ease. She takes away from the smallest situation and thrives from every opportunity. She will excel no matter what is thrown her way, and the world calls her blessed. The inspiration comes from being a woman and single mother, and all those who are mothers understand the role of a nurturer and giver of love and life. It is the most honorable role in life you can have.
Inspired by the life of our individual journeys. We all go through a "Metamorphosis" it is a concept about the unlimited transformations of the human body and mind, the changes we make physically and mentally throughout our life. The inspiration comes from the artist's personal transformations in her life, from a shy schoolchild into a self-confident businesswoman.
The ruby has represented nobility, purity, and passion for centuries. Rubies blooming is a representation of pure sophistication and passion for life. She is a woman who stays true to herself and brings her best self into everything she does with her own unique essence of beauty.
Inspired by the life of our individual journeys. We all go through a "Metamorphosis" it is a concept about the unlimited transformations of the human body and mind, the changes we make physically and mentally throughout our life. The inspiration comes from the artist's personal transformations in her life, from a shy schoolchild into a self-confident businesswoman.
In Full Bloom- This is the beauty of most women in the world they are always blooming and engaging in all things about their lives and their families. They soar beyond limitations most times they don’t receive the recognition or adornment they truly deserve. Nevertheless, they continue to rise, show up, and give one thousand percent. The inspiration comes from the pure beauty of a woman she has an essence all her own. Ever meet a woman like that she makes you want to exhale?
Shattered Pieces is a digital collage inspired by the old south and slavery when women were torn between their desire to be free and dealing with the pain and circumstances of not having a voice. The inspiration comes from being an African American and living in a culture that has not always been accepted in the world our ancestors came from slavery and despair, yet we still try to find our place of freedom and utilize our voice. A creation for the people and through the artist's lens in which she has seen many things in her lifetime.
Madam Butterfly is magic. She's that feisty fried with a quick come back, and an unmistakable confidence.
We all know how the story went, it was not supposed to be like that but as you can see Adam is ashamed and Eve enjoys the forbidden fruit. The inspiration comes from knowing the consequences of being disobedient and filling the raft of the results. Sometimes it's simply better to do the right thing that you know you should.
This Angel art piece is a serene reminder of the angel we have all encountered at one time in our lives. She is compassionate, loving, patient, and giving of herself. She often forsakes her needs to meet those of others. She brings joy and peace to every situation and readily has a solution to the issues at hand. She is calm vibrant, with a sweet spirit and a loving heart. Do you know a woman like Angel?
This collage of work was thoughtfully created in 2020, as a response to all the terrible things that were happening, such as racial injustice,  repeated killings , and police brutality. Yvonne Coleman wanted to make something that reminded people that there is beauty in simple things despite the pain. She drew inspiration from consciously mindful actions such as smelling a rose or flower, taking a moment to breathe and see something beautiful instead of the ugliness around us.
We all know how the story went, it was not supposed to be like that but as you can see Adam is ashamed and Eve enjoys the forbidden fruit. The inspiration comes from knowing the consequences of being disobedient and filling the raft of the results. Sometimes it's simply better to do the right thing that you know you should.

Paintings

Donald Onuoha graduated with a distinction honors in Fine Art from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, Nigeria in 1999. Enugu is the educational fountain of arts in Nigeria, producing literary accolades like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Donald has participated in multiple international exhibits and his works are well recognized among seasoned collectors and art enthusiasts for his remarkable cubist style.
Sumptuous expressionist painting of Afro Caribbean life and culture in the 17th century, the "Les Bananes"  spotlights an arresting figure of a woman, distilling a moment in time of the Black diapsora while flaunting the vibrancy and liveliness of the lush Tropics. Painted with acrylic on canvas artist JaeMe Bereal adds great detail and flourish to all her elements, using bold brush strokes to create an evocative scene.
What makes Samson's work remarkable is from afar one would never presupose such complex works of art could be made from the eschewed material. In this series of upcycled portraits, Samson uses metal, upcycled caps, treated broken glass and wires to craft stunning portraits. Reflecting on his pieces, he aptly names his collection Values, creating beauty and acceptance from abandon.  Describing his work as experimental, Samson is making his mark as one of the African artists who actively promotes sustainability.
Segun Phillips innovatively created the term "woodism" in the late 2000s to describe his unique style of  creating a wooden textured effect. We've chosen to curate this piece because its authentic style showcases the creative talent that exists in the African continent. Segun began his art journey in 2010 and has since won national competitions and is an emerging artist gaining recognition globally.
Riché’s work is very finely executed and richly colored. He currently lives in Christ-Roi in Port-au-Prince with his wife, a hairdresser, and their five children. Riché generally paints several canvases at a time, working on small areas before moving on another, allowing him to complete several works at a time. Riché’s paintings are widely exhibited in major Haitian galleries and were part of an exhibition in France in 1996. Many galleries in Europe, Latin America, the United States and Japan have a permanent exhibit of his works. He is appreciated by art collectors around the world who instantly fall in love with his funny, but seriously big people.’
Born of an American mother and a Haitian father, Chenet grew up in a mix of cultures that allowed him to exploit his aesthetic curiosity and explore his Haitian roots, while retaining the technical influence of the American masters. The artist studied art at the Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince and received his BFA at the School of Visual arts, New York. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean, is housed in important museum collections, and is featured in numerous books on Haiti’s art.
Born in Port-au-Prince, Fritzner Alphonse worked as a leather tanner until the age of 36. Alphonse's work has been exhibited throughout the Caribbean, as well as in Mexico, Europe, Japan, and the United States.  In the 1990s, the artist was spotlighted in a Bon Appétit magazine feature article. Fritzner lived from 1938 - 2006. This work is part of his remaining rare collection before passing.
"Restoration" is an original oil painting with gravitas reminding us of a momentous occasion in American Black history. It is beautifully rendered with a soft, reflective quality and an earthy, natural palette. Created on masonite (wood), the painting came about from a series of illustrations on the Black diaspora at the culmination of the Civil War. JaeMe Bereal's depiction of the final days of slavery is poignant, one that takes into account not celebration, but a sense of resignation and the trepidation of what lies ahead.  
Nelson Okoh is a self taught African Artist with over 20 years of art experience. His unique style falls under the field of impressionism, which is the same category as Van Gogh's starry night sky. Born in Nigeria in 1974, Nelson Okoh has gained international acclaim for his interpretation of impressionism, with his paintings being one of the most sought after in the last 5 years. What is incredible about Okoh's work is how he grasped the concept of impressionism without formal training. When asked, he gently answers, I am inspired by Nature.
Rotimi Akinnire is an internationally recognized nature artist, garnering wide acclaim locally his home country, Nigeria, as well as abroad. He was born in 1971 and currently resides and works in Lagos. Rotimi's emphasis on the earth's natural beauty is a firm nod to sustainability and the need to prevent further climate change.
A modern original portrait, a "Black Queen" expresses a quiet nobility even as she remains partially unclothed. Inspired by paintings of slavery and the early African diaspora in the colonial Americas, this acrylic painting by Afro-Caribbean artist JaeMe Bereal speaks to life's unspoken trials and resilience. Her regal aura also belies a vulnerability. She keeps a straight back, an enforced tallness. Her skin a  kaleidoscope of swirling blues, purples, greens and reds. She is Queen of Queens. Acrylic on canvas, this is one of JaeMe's seminal portraits that she has only recently been ready to part with, ready to find it a special home.
Dieudonné cédor is considered one of Haiti’s leading contemporary painters. He has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums around the world. Dieudonné cédor was born in L’Anse à Veau on March 8, 1925. In 1944, he became a cabinetmaker, but seemed more interested in art. He joined the Centre d’Art in December 1947 and became chief of the studio in 1949. He later became a member/founder of the "Foyer des Arts Plastiques." in 1957, he was named director of the Museum of Beaux-Arts of Port-au-Prince.  
Dr Ogunwo Bolaji dedication to becoming a professionally trained master of art is evident in his relentless pursuit of skill acquisition. He obtained a BSc in painting from the university of Benin in 2000, home of the masters of the infamous Benin Bronzes. He subsequently obtained an MSc and PhD in painting in 2020. Collecting Dr Bolaji's paintings are akin to collecting one of the contemporary master's of Fine Art in Nigeria

Landscape Art

Rotimi Akinnire is an internationally recognized nature artist, garnering wide acclaim locally his home country, Nigeria, as well as abroad. He was born in 1971 and currently resides and works in Lagos. Rotimi's emphasis on the earth's natural beauty is a firm nod to sustainability and the need to prevent further climate change.

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