Adama Ndour



My name is Adama ndour. I am 32 years old and am living in Dakar, Senegal.


I lived in a place surrounded by sand dunes. Whenever I went to school l walked on dunes of different natural colors, then the idea of painting with sand came into my mind. It was in my early childhood that I began painting, especially sand paintings. And little by little I became the painter that I am today. Painting is part of my life. Not only have I supported my small family, but it something I never abandon.


Painting and other kinds of art are very important to people like myself. We love what we do, capturing the natural beauty, using natural materials, and communicating meaning and history with our art. It also helps to sustain us and give us options, protecting our families from those who wish to do us harm