· Lynette Yiadam Boakye- A Ghanaian artist born in 1977, And from what I have seen of her work Boakye is my new favorite; her paintings are just so beautiful. Her use of dark muted colors with hints of light and rough painting style combined to create wonderful works. From looking at them on my computer screen it appears that if you were standing back from paintings they would almost be black but as you move in you begin to see the color and detail she puts into her work. She does a lot of work with people of different skin tones mainly those with darker skin and a variety of poses in one of my favorites she has painted a person simply putting on their socks I cannot wait to see her work!!!