Friday, August 31, 2012

BETTY ACQUAH, A GREAT GHANAIAN FEMINIST PAINTER

 Betty Acquah aka Lady Pointilism standing by her art
 work "Pointilism."



Betty Acquah, one of Accra’s foremost female painters, investigates her beliefs regarding the true nature of Ghanaian women.  The trials, ambitions, celebrations and successes of ordinary but inspirational woman form the central theme of her rich and florid canvasses

After attending Wesley Girl’s High and Holy Child schools in Cape Coast; Acquah proceeded to the Kwame Nkrumeh University of Science and Technology, Kumasi where she obtained a first class degree.

                                  Ghanaian feminist painter, Betty Acquah.

Acquah later pursued the M.F.A. (painting) program at Kwame Nkrumeh after a interim course at the Tokyo School of Art in Tokyo, Japan. She has worked at the Centre for National Culture in Accra, Ghana and is currently working at the Berj Art Gallery, Accra.

Acquah has participated in exhibitions in Ghana as well as abroad.

Betty Acquah maintains that women are the unsung heroines of the Ghanaian Republic. The images she depicts tell of ordinary women working courageously towards a greater Ghana.

Betty is one of the few black African women painters. She employs shadows and points to tell magnificent feminine issues in artistic forms.

Below are some of her artistic works

                                   "THREE WISE WOMEN" a beautiful piece of artistry by Betty
                                   
                                                       "PURPLE SPECTRUM," by Betty

                                              "TIMELESS ELEGANCE"

                                                                "Shades of Life"

                                                               "DELIGENCE"

      "NATION BUILDERS" a powerful feminist message couched in this artistic form by Betty Acquah.

Betty Acquah is also very impressive when it comes to painting about nature.  she is so passionate about it. This could be seen from her own own childhood town painting, "Sunset Over Bakano." Bakano is a suburb of Ghana`s first capital town Cape Coast which is now famous for its Tourism attraction.

                                 "SUNSET OVER BAKAANO" an artistic impression of Oguaa
                                   (Cape Coast)  Bakaano by Betty Acquah.

                                                    "AT PEACE WITH NATURE"

                                          "MOTHER NATURE" by our lady,Betty Acquah.

                                          'SHADES OF PERFECTION"

                                                "PARADISE FOUND"

                                          'PLEASANT PLACES'



Betty is good at utilizing her unique "pointilism" painting style to paint a vivid picture of subjects in their jubilant mood.

"JUBILANT TRIO" a powerful piece by Betty Acquah.

"DANCE FEVER" by Betty Acquah

 "FREEDOM DANCE"



 "MUSICAL INTERLUDE" 

Betty, the renowned Ghanaian feminist painter stays in Ghana and currently works at Berj Art Gallery and exhibits her paintings around the world.




                                   



            





                               


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