Kelvin Okafor

Wikipedia Entry:

Kelvin Okafor (born 1 November 1985)[1] is a British artist of Nigerian descent. He lives in Tottenham, London, where he grew up.[2]

Okafor was educated at St Ignatius’ College in Enfield, where at the age of 15 he began to hone his talent for drawing.[3] He did a Foundation Art & Design course at City and Guilds Art School (2005–06), and went on to study at Middlesex University (2006–09), graduating with a BA degree in Fine Art.[4] Awards he has won include the Catherine Petitgas Visitors Choice Prize, part of the National Open Art Competition.[5]

He draws very lifelike portraits of ordinary people and celebrities using pencil and charcoal.[6] Early pieces included portraits of Amy WinehouseMother TeresaLauryn HillJamalNelson MandelaBeyoncéDaniel CraigCorinne Bailey RaeRihanna and Tinie Tempah.[7]


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