Oluwakemi Omowaire (Nigerian-American; born 1984)
Lifeline is Faith, 2020
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower left
Artist name, title, and date inscribed to the verso
Oluwakemi Omowaire was born in Nigeria in 1984. She is a self-taught artist with a degree in psychology. Fascinated with how emotions are revealed through facial expressions, she paints in an expressionistic manner using bold colors and a heavy impasto technique. She was a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists and participated in several exhibitions before moving to the United States in 2014. In 2018, she was a part of two successful art exhibitions in Columbus, Ohio: ’The Art of Nigerian Women: Sisters” at the Columbus Metropolitan Library and “Art at The Hilton” featuring original artworks by African diaspora artists.
- scuffing and light accretions to paint.