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Richard Mensah is a London based artist who works with and paints in different media. He describes himself as a born artist as he has had no formal art/painting education or training.
His love of drawing, sketching and painting was noticed at a very young age and in the very early years of his education in Ghana where he was born. Although his artistic talents has always been visible, he was persuaded to pursue Science instead of art in his secondary education. He went on to study for Chemical Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He moved to the United Kingdom in the early 2000s to pursue further studies in Environmental Pollution and Control and has worked in various roles as an Environmental Scientist and Engineer. After a break from art for more than 15 years, Richard started painting again circa 2016 and has since been involved in exhibitions and commissions.
His style is mainly intuitive. He takes inspiration from his African heritage, childhood memories and everyday happenings. He does not limit himself in his work; he paints and creates as inspired. His love of colours, nature and fascination about everyday life scenes show through his work. He is deeply fascinated by shapes, movement and shades and light and tries to capture these in his paintings. His paintings and creations are vivid, bright bold colours, captures various emotions and combines abstract and realism.