About Artist: Victoria Adoe
Victoria Adoe is an African artist who comes from the central region of Ghana. She paints abstract paintings, women and landscapes in particular. Victoria did her first degree in 1996, where she initially wanted to pursue a career as a nurse; from there she travelled to South Africa and taught art. After 3 years, she returned to Ghana and pursued further education in art and obtained a Masters in Fine Art at the University of Kumasi.
She used the detail-orientated qualities of being a nurse and translated that well in her paintings. Taking the time to make the painting and focus on the details so that every stroke on the painting should correspond with each other. For Victoria, painting is the fuel to her soul and feels unease when she does take a break. When she was starting out, she found that her family and friends had found it difficult to accept that she had chosen to pursue art due to society's view of Ghanaian women’s place. She sees that now gradually society is becoming more accepting of the fact that women are choosing to be painters and finding success in it.
She has had many art exhibitions and won the prestigious Women Artists Institutes (WAI) International Women’s Day competition.