". . .I set up a table and on my first day sold two small paintings. On my second day, I sold another two and thought maybe I can do this as a job. I had been a seller at a shoe store. I quit selling shoes.
"When I was twelve years old, my brother would ask me to help him around his studio, to do things for him. That’s when I began to paint and make my own art using his things until the day told me, “Akassa, you use too much paint. You need to find your own paint.”