To create has always been part of my life. From drawings which looked perfect to me as a child of 5 to more mature sketches which would end up as beautiful paintings on the walls of homes of admires to garments and jewelry designing to writing of poetry. Using my first box of oil colors left me with a feeling of freedom which up to that moment, I have never felt. Though challenging at first but with constant practice I became better. Being self taught has given me the opportunity to explore without boundaries
Inspirations for my paintings are gotten from poetry, plays, films, daily living amongst people of different walks of life and myself. My subjects consist mainly of the female figure. I chose this because the curves of a woman give off a feeling of rhythm and movement and being a dancer myself, this was easily relatable
2016 – 1st place prize winner, Sino-Nigeria art competition
2015 - 2nd place price winner, Chinese Holiday art competition
2007- 3rd place price winner, Imagine Venice art competition
Addis Okoli was born into and raised in a family where its members practice some form of art. Her father who wanted her to study music plays the piano and her mother was once in her primary school days, her class illustrator. So the decision to study art was easily accepted.She has a bachelor of art degree in graphic design and a masters of arts degree in fashion design from the university of Nigeria and the university of Southampton respectively and has been a practicing artist in painting for over 10 years.