Meet the Artist Ronke Aina-Scott
Ronke is a very prolific artist whose work tends to be simple, yet with a mass 'African' appeal. Her subjects are diversified, but mostly she is inspired by the African woman in society. As an artist, Ronke is very versatile, she is able to exhibit dexterity in the use of Oil paints, Pastel, Acrylic, Gouache and even Pen & Ink as a medium and her technique leans towards abstract.
Ronke took an interest in art and began drawing with colored pencils and crayon as a young girl at home. Her talent blossomed in primary school and while in secondary school she won many awards in Art
Ronke stated; “I was fortunate to have a Mother who was creative and so versatile. In my tender years, she taught me the rudiments of drawing. My mother’s still-life drawings were a wonderful expression on paper. From my mother I learned how to draw a box, a ball, tables and Chairs etc., she set my foot on the pathway of fueling my passion.
Ronke furthered her studies at the Fine Art Department of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria and graduated in 1995, with a Second-Class Honors, Upper division and went on to display her paintings and drawings in the many exhibitions.
In 2014, Ronke was among the 10-man delegation from Nigeria to attend the 2014 International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ronke states; “Over the years I have tried my hands on various art mediums; Oil paint, Gouache, pastel, pen & ink and water color.” Ronke is currently working in Acrylic and finds it absolutely delightful medium to work with.”
“I also enjoy painting in pointillism. The painstaking repetitive nature of pointillism work frees my imagination and provides many opportunities for accident and grace to influence the finished product. Lately, I decided to explore the use of the Ankara fabric, an indigenous fabric synonymous with the African culture.”
Art for Ronke is evolving. “It is an ever changing and intriguing course of action I look forward to the excitement and challenges I am bound to face in my “art walk.”
1995 – Best of Ife '95
1997 – MinajTV Exhibition
2007 – Naija Woman Exhibition by Tourshop
2013 – Colours on my Mind (Solo Exhibition)
2014 – Zonta Women Conference, Lagos , Nigeria
2014 – Group Exhibition “Pastiche”
2014 – Lakeville Art Festival, Minnesota, US
(Ronke’s works were juried and selected for the Art Festival)
2018 - And She Persevered (2nd Solo Exhibition)
2019 - My ArtWalk held at Ashanti Art Gallery, Abuja, Nigeria
“AinaScott steps out with first Solo” THISDAY Sunday Newspaper - June 16, 2013; Page 84
“Ronke AinaScott holds first Solo Exhibition” The Nation Newspaper - June 2013; Page 56
“Brand Girl, AinaScott returns with colours on Mind” The Guardian Newspaper - June 14, 2013; Page 28
“It's a dream come true” The Nation Newspaper- June 12, 2013; Page 28 5.
“AinaScott takes Art to higher grounds; embarks on Solo Art Exhibition
” Daily Newswatch - June 14, 2013; Page 57
“From Banking Hall, Aina-Scott out with 50 paintings ...with 50 artworks for exhibition, Ainascott gauges the pulse of Society” The Punch Newspaper - June 12, 2013; Page 60
“I'm inspired by the African Woman...Ronke Ainascott” Daily Sun Newspaper - June 13,2013; Page 41
“AinaScott celebrates the African Woman in a feast of colours” Vanguard Newspaper - June 13, 2013; page 57