freelance art

Freelance Art by Onyinyechi


Sylvia Onyinyechi Ugoala is a freelance artist and painter. “I work mostly with Charcoal and graphite for my drawings and oil paints for my paintings. I am also a member of a Non-governmental organization, Pivot Africa that focuses on inspiring young people to be purpose driven and value-oriented.”

freelance artist

When asked about how she started, she says, “I’ve always loved drawing and working with my hands right from when I was a child. I always knew I could draw, but I never really explored that side of me, except when I hear an assignment in school or something that required me to put pencil to paper. As I grew up, I realized that there was so much more I could do and really enjoyed doodling, making cut-outs and designs on paper. But I actually really connected with my creative side sometime in 300 level, and I’ve been drawing and painting professionally since then. Although, I started painting about a year and half after I started drawing. As to where I am now, well, I still have a long way to go, but by God’s grace, I’ll get there soon enough. I currently make commissioned portraits for my customers on demand, both within and outside Lagos and I recently exhibited one of my artworks at the Terrakulture Art Gallery.”


On her source of inspiration, she mentioned that she cannot categorically pinpoint what and where I draw my inspiration from. “I’m mostly inspired to keep drawing, because I want to get better at it and I like the challenge.  Sometimes, I see something really complicated and beautiful and I say ‘Oh I would like to try my hands on this’. Each and every single drawing is a different experience, because you have to modify your technique to suit whatever surface you want to portray, be it skin, wood, fabric, whatever at all. I have realized overtime, that this has really helped me improve, because I like taking on difficult tasks, just to see how far I can go and by God’s grace, I keep surprising myself every time.”


Connect with me via

Phone number: 08100517747
Instagram: @sylverriee
Twitter: @sylverriee
Facebook: Ugoala Onyinye
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