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COLOURS OF GHANA

Ghanaian Paintings for Sale

In March 2015 an Exhibition of paintings was shown at The Framers Gallery in London displaying two artists’ interpretations of Ghana: Melanie Williams from England and Ghanaian Christopher Charway.

 

Melanie Williams, an artist celebrated for her vibrant and lyrical English and Zambian landscapes, was one of the brave 21 cyclists who participated in Friends of Tafo’s Go Ghana! Cycle Challenge 2011, and rode for five days from the ancient coastal fort of Elmina to the airy plateau of Kwahu Tafo, raising £30,000 for clean drinking water. On the evening before the group set out, she was captivated by the sunset departure of Elmina’s fishing fleet putting out to sea in a pearly golden light, and was inspired to carry out a suite of paintings. In 2014 she expressed her wish to exhibit these as a special collection, and give 50% of the proceeds to Friends of Tafo.

 

Christopher Charway is a Ghanaian artist in his early 40s who has been painting in Accra since he was five years old. Encouraged for many years by the late Gyearbuor Asante, he was commissioned in 2014 by Kwahu Tourism Initiative to execute a suite of paintings of the Kwahu landscape as the centrepiece of a ground-breaking Easter Exhibition opened by the Ghanaian Minister of Tourism. Later, Friends of Tafo conceived the idea of combining some of these striking paintings with Mel’s, and with the addition of some of Christopher’s other and earlier work, staged the London exhibition COLOURS OF GHANA.

 

 

Some of the best work shown there is still available, and can be seen below.

 

Many buyers have expressed their delight in the work of both artists, and say that  the lively paintings are a source of endless pleasure and discussion. Enquiries for Mel’s paintings can be addressed to her via her website www.mel-williams.co.uk, and Christopher’s, which have subsequently been shown by the Ghana Society and at a special Black History Month Exhibition at the Department for Education, are available from info@friendsoftafo or +44 7768 392 978.


Scroll down or click on one of the links below to see these beautiful paintings :
 

Melanie William's paintings
Christopher Charway's paintings  

 

                    

 



 
Paintings by Melanie Williams
 


            
left - "Young Men In The Boats, Elmina" - £750 - Oil on board 22"x28"
right - "The Calm Before the Storm, Elmina" - £450 - Oil on board 19"x16" 
 


              

left - "Before The Harbour Bridge, Elmina" - £550 - Oil on board 22"x18"
right -
"The Harbour, Elmina" - £450 - Oil on board 20"x16"   


             
"Boats In The Harbour, Elmina" - £450 - Oil on board 16"x19" 
   

           

left - "Checking The Nets, Cape Coast" - £750 - Oil on board 28"x22"
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t - "Setting Out, Elmina" - £750 - Oil on board 34"x28" 


              
left - "Sunset" - £550 - Oil on canvas board 16"x16"
right -
"The Sea Is Strong" - £950 - Watercolour with emulsion on paper framed under glass 24"x31"

  


right - "The Beach, Accra" - £850 - Oil on canvas 31"x24" 
 

             
left - "Boats on the Beach, Cape Coast" - £1,600 - Oil on canvas 36"x48"
right - "
The Beach, Cape Coast" - £1,600 - Oil on canvas 36"x46" 
 

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Paintings by Christopher Charway

 
            
left - "Nkawkaw No.2" - £750 - Acrylic on canvas 60"x40"
right - "Volta Lake Ferry" - £750 - Acrylic on canvas 60"x40" 

  

                 
left - "Slaves No.2" - £750 - Acrylic on canvas 60"x40"
right - "Kwahu Family" - £350 - Acrylic on canvas 24" x 20"

 

       
left - "Pounding Fufu" - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30"x40"
right - "Nkawkaw Market No.2" - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30"x40"


          
left - "Climbing from Nkawkaw No.1" - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30"x40"
right - "Nkawkaw No.1" - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30"x40"
   



right - "Volta Lake No.2" - £350 - Acrylic on canvas 20"x24"   


            
left - “Makola 1” - £750 - Acrylic on canvas 40” x 40”
right - “Makola 2” - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30” x 40”


“Tema Station 1” - £750 - Acrylic on canvas 40” x 60”

     
left - “One Man No Chop 4” - £650 - Acrylic on canvas 30” x 58”
right - “Talking Point 2” - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30” x 40”

    
left - “More Hands 1” - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30” x 40”
right - “Sea Never Dry” - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30” x 40”

       
left - “Tema Station 2” - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 36” x 36”
right - “Talking Point in the Surf” - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30” x 40”

    
left - “More Hands 2” - £650 - Acrylic on canvas 36” x 40”
right - “Tema Station 3” - £350 - Acrylic on canvas 24” x 20”


left - “Tema Station 4” - £350 - Acrylic on canvas 24” x 20” 

        
left - “Makola 4” - £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30” x 40”
right - “Music Makers 2”- £550 - Acrylic on canvas 30” x 40”


“Busy City 7 / Busy City 8 (Pair)” - £1, 200 - Acrylic on canvas each 40” x 60”

         
left - “Tema Station 6” - £350 - Acrylic on canvas 20” x 24”
right - “Makola 7” - £350 - Acrylic on canvas 20” x 24”

    
left - “Makola 8” - £350 - Acrylic on canvas 20” x 24”
right - “Makola 9” - £350 - Acrylic on canvas 20” x 24”

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