Meet the UEW student combining her university education and work as a painter

  • Lois Bailey is a student at the University of Education in Winneba (UEW), who enjoys painting
  • The Ghanaian designer is looking to run her own business, which she calls The lady painter
  • Bailey recently spoke to about her work, her school, her challenges and her plans

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Lois Bailey is an adventurous student at the University of Education in Winneba, making strides into a male-dominated profession as a female creative painter.

Despite the challenges she has faced during her young career, she is determined to break down barriers and become one of Ghana’s most beloved painters.

Some of her clients undermine and underestimate her judgment and expertise because of her gender, but she is eager to exceed expectations for herself.

Meet the UEW student combining her university studies and her work as a painter Photo credit: Lois Bailey
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Become a painter

Lois’ decision to take up the paintbrush and spruce up homes was inspired by her father. She attributes her quest to pursue a career in the male-dominated field to her father, who is in construction.

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Although her father is her biggest inspiration, she has a desire to find her own path in life and inspire others with her talent.

With the brand name, The lady painterwhich she plans to unveil soon, Lois will position herself as a force in the building and construction industry.

“I want my work to speak for itself,” she said. in a recent interview. And that would be his response to naysayers, including customers who underestimate his abilities.


Lois Bailey’s story is interesting as she is a 400 level student at Winneba College of Education pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English Education. She studied General Arts at Winneba Senior High School.

Although her graduation and high school education were not directly related to painting, Lois says she was exposed by her father, which made the transition easier.

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”My father is in construction and he had a lot of influence on me to become a painter. My other brother didn’t want to go his way, so I made the decision to do it,’ she said. And she is determined to succeed.

Social Media Initiative

Determined to succeed, she recently took advantage of the surprise challenge initiated in the Tell It All Facebook group.

Lois offered to paint three houses for their owners in Accra for free. Those interested would only cover his transportation to get into the move.

With her post, she gained a significant amount of online traction and the attention of, leading to a conversation about her work, her challenges as a woman painter and her projects.

Future plans

Lois, who is in her twenties, plans to launch her brand, The Lady Painter, and expand in the future to attract more customers.

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She revealed that she was studying another artist to learn drawing in order to have an edge over regular painters. The goal is to become a creative painter who adds value to her work.

Advice for young women

Loise urged women, especially girls, not to accept the idea that painting was a male-dominated field, saying they would make more money in male-led professions.

The Legon grad behind snack brand Sparkxx Foods & Beverages

Meanwhile, Derrick Yiiyi Annoh, a Ghanaian entrepreneur and business owner, is the mastermind behind popular snack brand, Sparkxx Foods & Beverages, a company that produces flavored packaged crisps.

Annoh’s quest to leave a legacy and a memorial in the sands of time fueled her passion to start her business in her mother’s kitchen with a team of trusted friends.

Although he had tempting offers after earning a psychology degree from the University of Ghana, he turned down offers to start small in 2017, he said. And gradually made his way to success.



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