Memories of Elmina Castle

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About artist

Jonathan K Aggrey, the leading watercolour artist in Africa, was born and raised in Tema, Accra. He had graduated with a degree in Art Education (Bachelor of Arts) at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. His art pieces are timeless snapshots of the culture, the people and the coastlines of Ghana. They capture a very historic and vibrant part of Ghana. Aggrey uses the wet-in-wet technique and gradually incorporates the forms and finishes of the work and ending it with the dry brush strokes to enhance the character of the painting. He maintains the freshness and wispy aesthetic of the paintings by keeping the background exciting, capturing the viewer’s eye and leading it to the painting activities.

Aggrey has had the privilege of exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions in several countries including Ghana, Turkey, Romania, China, Thailand, Colombia, Nigeria, Italy, France, Norway, Korea and Russia. He has also appeared in several major international catalogues and publications around the world. His collectors include Qingdao Art Museum, China and numerous art collectors around the world. He won a ‘Young icon’ award in the Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah African Genius Award, 2014. He also won the ‘Golden Brush’ award in Gaziantep, Turkey 2017 and many more. 


Year: 2021

Material: Acrylic on Paper

Dimensions: 38 x 63cm