Stratford Hall Raffle: Original Painting of Stratford Hall by Artist Ehi Obinyan

Purchase your raffle ticket for a chance to win this original painting of Stratford Hall by artist Ehi Obinyan valued at $1,000. This is an Acrylic Expressionist Painting of the Stratford Hall Great House on canvas and measures 24” x 30”.

Only 150 tickets will be sold at $100 per ticket. Call 804-493-1946 to purchase tickets.

The winner will be drawn on April 28, 2024 at Stratford Hall’s Oyster Roast & Auction. If you would like to receive an invitation to this event, call 804-493-1946. You do not need to be present to win.

About the Artist:

Born in 1964 in Monrovia, Liberia, Ehi Obinyan started drawing at the age of seven. By age 12, he was deep into craft, making mini barbecue stands out of copper wire, and toy cars out of tin cans, as toys for his friends. He continued building on his skills throughout high school.

In 1992, he graduated with distinction from the School of Arts and Design, Federal Polytechnic in Auchi, Nigeria. His first professional job as an artist was at CITYGATE ADVERTISING in Lagos, Nigeria. His dream of becoming a studio artist came to fruition in 1995 when he and a friend and fellow artist, Paul Ogbebor, established the largest indoor Fine Art Studio (called Curio Studio), with four fellow graduate artists in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.

In 2006, he immigrated to the United States and has resided in the San Francisco Bay Area since then, continuing his profession as a studio artist. His first public showing was at the GARAGE GALLERY in downtown San Francisco 2008/2009. He has been engaged in several café showings in North Beach and other locations in San Francisco Bay Area. He took his art on the road between 2009-2016, participating in several outdoor art festivals in the Bay Area, the Annual Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, The Downtown Arts Fest, OAKLAND, Several Group Showings at Expression Gallery, ArThou Gallery, and Firehouse Gallery, all in Berkeley, California. He has large Collections presently in Africa, Sweden, and the US.

Ehi Obinyan is currently on display at ARTSHAK GALLERY in South Port, NC. He lives and paints out of Vallejo, Northern California. He was on site with his artwork at Stratford Hall during First Africans Day in 2023.

Funds raised through the raffle help support education, preservation, and interpretation at Stratford Hall.