"My name is Fred Quarcoo. I was born in 1998 in Accra, Ghana. I work in fine art, sculpture, and painting. Even though I had a natural talent in art, I got interested with encouragement from a high school teacher. I was taught and constantly practiced and researched every day to master this art. <br><br>
"I have very loving parents who believe in education. They live together in Tema. My mom is a homemaker and my dad is a civil contractor. I am the youngest of six children. My older siblings have always been there for me when I needed them, which made growing up a very good experience. <br><br>
"In secondary school, I studied visual arts because of my love for art that I share with my mom. I studied picture making, general art, and many other related programs. Right after secondary school, I practiced art at the professional level and have participated in a number of exhibitions. <br><br>
"My inspiration comes from the universe and all that exists within it. Portraiture is my greatest challenge, and abstract pieces are my favorite. I use brushes, palettes, acrylic paints, and canvas in my pieces. My first priority is creating good quality pieces. <br><br>
"One day, I hope to be part of the Ghana Maritime Authority; I took a vocational course in nautical science. I am currently at home focusing on my art but after completing this course, I hope to be able to work at sea. <br><br>
"I look up to renowned artists like Ablade Glover because of his impact on art. I am interested in teaching people who are interested in learning how to paint. I dream about owning a museum one day. I know that being part of Novica will give me the opportunity to reach international art lovers."
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.