I was born in South Africa 1954, both my parents were actively involved in art and encouraged me to draw from the time I first picked up a pencil. I wanted to be a musician but when I met some of the founding members of the Oshogbo School of Art, Nigeria in 1971 I decided to be an Artist. I worked with Ade' Odus Fabumni from 1975 - 1983, the name Ankobra was our signature during this time, the name Kofi was given to me when I first went to Primary School in Ghana, and is the Akan name for males born on a Friday. Both Ade' and myself continued to sign our work Ankobra after our collaboration ended as I was among the illegal aliens expelled from Nigeria in 1983, we always hoped we would work together again but this was not to be, unfortunately Ade' passed away in 1987. I have worked in various different techniques, most of my earliest work was Pen and Ink drawing , Batik and Wool Painting. Later I learned Colour Etching/ Aquatint and taught myself Oil Painting by looking at Old Masters Paintings and reading any information about their techniques and materials. As I was part of the Psychedelic Era, my way of life has been influenced by the unwritten philosophy surrounding this line of thinking, hopefully for a peaceful world without greed and oppression, a world rid of those destroying the earth, working in harmony with Nature rather than against it, as is now normal and ruthlessly pursued in the name of Progress. Thank you for visiting my site.
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