Portraits Africa

fine art portraits by African artists


May 2016

Nigerian Artist Gideon Fasola Shares His #Drawing Skills

Above is a montage of recent drawings that Gideon Fasola put together to demonstrate his skills. Follow Gideon Fasola on Instagram here and Portraits Africa here for daily posts of artworks.

African Artist Kwesi Botchway’s Work-In-Progress Studio View

Here’s a quick shot of a painting in progress in artist Kwesi Botchway’s studio in Accra, Ghana, Africa. Follow the artist on Instagram here. You can also follow Portraits Africa, where we share the art of many African artists, on Instagram here.

The Amazing Realism of Albert Dorgbadzi

At first, you may think that you are looking at a photograph from a fashion magazine. But then you start to see that this is actually a drawing!  Indeed, it is the skillful pencil work of artist Albert Dorgbadzi.


The artist is taking commissions of portraits. He will create an amazing fine art portrait drawing of you or someone you love–no matter where you live in the world.

Complete this form for more details:

The Cheerful Heart of Lateef Olajumoke

Cheerful Heart 2, in a series of paintings numbered 2-10, is an artwork by Nigerian artist Lateef Olajumoke. This painting is acrylic paint on canvas and measure 105 x 120 centimeters.

This work represents the artist at a new height of his abilities working with muted tones and color mixing and a looser, freer brushwork and resulting dimensionality. When previously his work was characterized by the flat use of pure color.

Catch this rising star now while his work remains affordable. He’ll paint your portrait!

Lovely Fine Art #Selfie by African Artist Nduta

This Self Portrait painting by Kenya, Africa artist Nduta Kariuki is a mixed media work in which the artist skillfully employed the fine art materials of emulsion paint and ink on canvas. The Self Portrait is 100 cm x 80 cm and was created in 2015 by Nduta Kariuki.

Nduta is open to accepting orders to create your selfie or a portrait of you and your loved ones. Tells is what you’d like. Complete the form below and we will get back to you with full details.


A Gideon Fasola Drawing Start to Finish

Nigerian artist Gideon Fasola created this set of photos demonstrating his ink drawing in stages from start to finish. He then posted this photo set to his Instagram page here and Portraits Africa re-posted to Instagram here.

Photo sets like these are a great way to show viewers the art-making process and engage viewers in the authenticity of the work.

Large Scale Drawings by African Artist Ken Nwadiogbu

Above is a photo of African artist Ken Nwadiogbu and his large-scale drawing titled GNAW.

Kenneth Nwadiogbu, Lagos, Nigeria

Artist’s Statement, Commissions, FacebookWebsite

If you would like to find out how to hire this artist to draw a portrait–complete this contact form:

Irie – Red, Gold, Green by Artist Nduta Kariuki

Nduta Kariuki, Nairobi, Kenya
Artworks © 2015, 2016, Jack Birgen
Artist’s Statement, Commissions & Facebook

Nduta Kariuki is an artist born in Nairobi, Kenya. She primarily paints in a style derived from pop art but dabbles extensively. Nduta graduated with a B.A in Fine Art from Kenyatta University in 2014. She enjoys writing, quirky art and reggae. She has exhibited her work in numerous group shows in Nairobi. Nduta lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya.

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