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Jun 17, 2011
by: Sue Ingram

Very interesting work. Any chance of an exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa any time soonish? Would be great to see the work 'in the flesh'.

Jun 28, 2014
Dear old friend
by: Mrs Rosalee Pearson

After many years, I am seeing photos and reading about the success of a very dear old friend. I met Yisa when I lived in Nigeria. I have a copy of one of his paintings, "The Mad Rush"and he also painted a scene on canvas of zebras at a lake... a very large canvas at that. I am so very happy to see how successful he has become.
My best wishes to him.
Rosalee Pearson

Sep 17, 2014
For your kind words, please accept my appreciation
by: Yisa Akinbolaji

Thank you so much, Sue Ingram and my very good friend and valued patron, Mrs. Rosalee Pearson.

Cape town, South Africa would be a great place to show my new works. Perhaps I could plan to include an art talk while I'm there about my new technique, which is blooming in the artistic community here in Manitoba, Canada. I have had a successful display of the technique in Toronto, Ottawa, Chicago, New York, Grand Forks, but have not in Cape town or anywhere in Africa. I was featured on the cover of Art Business News magazine in New York in 2012 after my work was exhibited in New York in 2011 for the first time. That exposure has indeed brought my works to the awareness of some art collectors in that great city. A few of them connect with me through my website or google my name. Isn't front cover publicity and the power of internet great!

Anyway, I have even developed another method to advance the technique. I use intense layering process with adaptive gum that I created to capture that emotion and create a feeling of enchantment in each piece.

My ultimate goal has been to establish an identity that would be unique and recognized by art lovers internationally. That identity would include the originality and excellence of my work and the attention I have brought to the source of my influences. Now, I can tell that my technique is steadily driving me towards achieving that goal.

I have to thank you Sue, Rosalee and all my valued patrons - without the support I have received from you, perhaps I wouldn't have realized what I'm capable of sharing with the world. So, thank you. It is truly amazing!! Check more of my works on my web or google my name.

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