Born in Ghana, West Africa, Frema has spent most of her adult life in Canada and the United States. A dedicated mother and professional artist her passion is to use the gift of creativity to explore faith and heritage and to make joy filled and happy paintings.
Her early love for books and the world of ideas have served her well. As her understanding of the creative process has evolved over time, she has come to the conviction that striving for an artistic ideal is not different from the working out of personal salvation since at the core, both endeavors deal with issues of life and meaning.
Many years of rigorous self examination have only increased her passion to contribute to the cultural and spiritual life of those around her. She combines the deep spirituality of her Akan heritage with a love for the ordinary.
After years of reflection on religious persecution, psychology and spirituality, she has turned her lens on the four loves agape , phileo, eros and storge. She feels fortunate to be part of the grand carnival of life and stands in awe of mystery, grateful for the contentment and fulfilment that comes with looking at life without ego or agenda. She celebrates the glory she sees all around her.
Her search has been for something sensitive and beautiful that is not constricted by an ideological frame. She sums up her heartfelt prayers, love and desire to touch all people with the colors of her love and her passion for their health, peace and wholeness in these words.
"I want my paintings to be like a whisper that paradoxically entices others into a world of feminine subjectivity, interiority, and objectivity. I am fishing for conversation with a perfumed brush. This is my quest for an elixir, and suturing threads to mend the cultural fabric that postmodern realities have shredded into many strands.
Is it possible to breathe free inspite of the comingling of elements through bones, teeth, genes and bloodlines? Is it possible to untwist the entangled threads of history, mythology and scientific knowledge?" Enter the galleries and let us take a walk together.