The intimate affair not only officially opened L’Arte Café to the public, but also exhibited works by Mr Larry Otoo, one of Ghana’s most renowned painters.

Mr Larry Otoo, a contemporary traditionalist, as he describes himself, paints to record and preserve Ghana’s traditions visually. This manifests to an astounding effect in his work, whose subject matter is inspired by everyday activities of ordinary Ghanaians. His paintings are vibrant, colourful, visual celebrations of the average Ghanaian in action. A beautiful piece painted by his son and adorably signed J. Otoo, was a highlight of the showcase.

Larry Otoo. Photograph by Charles Odartey 'Tage' Lawson