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Queen NwaneriArtist Queen Nwaneri, Lagos, Nigeria

Queen Nwaneri, Lagos, Nigeria

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 My name is Queen Nwaneri; I was born in Italy, and live in Nigeria. At the age of eight I developed my passion for art. All I knew was that it made me happy; I was amazed how colour could transform a shape, a line into something extraordinary! My inspiration was my elder brother; he was so artistic. I learnt by imitating his every line; and, little by little, an artist was born.

"People say art is an expression of the mind”, but for me art is not just expression, it connects me deeply with my environment. The expression on people's faces, on a bus or walkway, provoke my interest. I imagine and reimagine them as paint on canvas. And the noise, hustle and bustle of my environment is forever with me. I wake to it each morning, and it invokes in me emotions I simply must let out.

I took up portraiture as a language of self expression, wishing to pose questions not answers, the search for which has been the stimulus and focus of my art. I look to the day when I give birth to ideas and images deep enough to save me from restlessness, to exchange chaos for inner peace.



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Paper | Board Size

Pencil | Charcoal

Oil | Acrylics


297 mm x 420 mm

11.7" x 16.2" N/A N/A
A2 420 mm x 594 mm 16.5" x 23.4" N/A USD 350
A1 594 mm x 842 mm 23.4" x 33.1" N/A USD 675
A0 841 mm x 1,189 mm 33.1" x 46.8" N/A USD 1,400




  1. These are guide prices. They are not binding on the artist, but are intended to set the buyer’s expectations prior to the artist being contacted.
  2. Prices will vary with the materials used, with the number of subjects (complexity) and with the overall size.
  3. Prices do not include shipping, packing, framing or insurance costs. These should be itemised separately and the total price agreed up-front.
  4. Portraits Africa will not involve itself in the matter of the commission price. The service offered relates only to the delivery of the finished portrait and to assuring the quality of the work produced.