Artwork at Sherbrook Inn
Efemena Ogboru was born in 1999. She was born and raised in Abuja, Nigeria until 2017 where she moved to Canada to pursue a degree in Fine arts at the University of Manitoba. She is an interdisciplinary artist who works with acrylics, oil paint, collages and digital works. She specializes with portraits and focuses on skin texture and the different tones in the skin. She has always had a passion for drawing from a young age having grown up around different types of artist. She learnt how to work with oil paint from a professional oil paint Nigerian artist in 2016 and in 2018 she started learning graphic design. She has participated in an exhibition to help raise funds for orphans in Uganda, she has also participated in the art Olympia 2019 competition and she has been selling her paintings and prints for over 6 years. She enjoys experimenting with different media and will continue to explore different drawing and painting techniques in the future.
Efemena is a part of the STEPS Public Art CreateSpace Public Art Residency Program