ARTIST SAM OVRAITI
His works in the oil medium build on this and express a different aspect of his art, one more complex and layered.
Born in 1961 in Zaria city northern Nigeria, Sam Ovraiti is without doubt one of the most expressive water color artist in Nigeria. He is an award winning artist both academically and professionally; with an extensive number of group shows in Nigeria, Europe and the USA.
He attended the famous The Federal Polytechnic Auchi before proceeding to University of Benin both in Edo state where he studied General Arts and Painting and later obtained a Master’s of Fine Arts.
His works in the oil medium build on this and express a different aspect of his art, one more complex and layered. His current artistic endeavour includes the passion series; an experimentation and report on the activities that people do passionately and the fish of live series which is a source of inspiration for shape exploration and colour application which form a large part of Sam’s art.