Oumaba

Goree Island, SENEGAL

 

My paintings are personal expression of my lifelong fascination with visual effects of colors. I started drawing when I was 6 years old and ever since making pictures has been a thrilling experience. It is through my art I express myself, living also on Goree Island, meeting people from different areas are additional sources of my inspiration. I constantly strive to reach the highest artistic plateaus in order to best achieve my goal to create portrait painting that will surpass all expectation.

 

When Obama visited Goree Island with his delegation I was very surprised when most of them were interested in my paintings – they asked me several questions about my art, my artistic expressions as they appear in different ways: water, melodies, painting and photographs. I feel I have been blessed with a special gift and incredibly satisfied to know that I can use my talent to bring joy into the life of others.

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