T'dire Art Gallery -TAG-

T'dire Art Gallery -TAG-


Artist SAMUEL T. ISMAIL(aka T'dire Sam) was born in Lagos, Nigeria.

He studied Art at the prestigious Yaba College of Technology Yaba, Lagos. He also had a graded music certificate from the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON). This had a great impact and influence on the development of his artwork. Samuel’s artworks express an aesthetic purpose and also address social issues. He derives inspiration from music.

He works in acrylic and oil and he's not afraid to explore new possibilities to discover interesting ways of expressing himself through colour, textures, line and form adding a freedom to his painting.

He is a member of the SOCIETY of NIGERIAN ARTISTS (SNA) Lagos Chapter and has participated in the miniature art exhibition in Lagos.


I make this type of art just to showcase my love for nature and my environment. My paintings represent my culture and thoughts. I am inspired by music and my environment.

My subject matters are found in the natural world. I paint contemporary impressionist landscapes and figurative abstract painting with mostly acrylic, using knife sometimes brush to build textures on canvas, board or paper. Every action in my paintings are deliberate.

My painting speaks, not only for me, but for people who want positive inspiration, hope and good vibes or energy to face life again.