More African artists continue to join the growing portrait service created by Dr. Keith McFarlane of Amsterdam. The African Portrait Service assists artists in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroon to gain portrait commissions from individuals and couples around the world.
Find out more about the process of commissioning a portrait here.
You are also welcome to connect with these artists on the portrait service Facebook page here.
There are nearly 25 African artists ready to create your portrait from your favorite photo or selfie. Examples below show some of the variety of portrait styles available.
Today, here are the first eleven of the portrait service artists–click on each hyperlinked artist’s name to read their bio and view more examples of their work.
Tomorrow we will share more artists with you in our article Part Two of the African Portrait Artists.
Portrait 3, Morney Hans of Cape Town, South Africa, Pencil on Paper, 30 x 43cm, USD $177
Morney Hans, South Africa
GREYS by Anton Kilian of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Oil painting on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, USD $300
Anton Kilian, South Africa
The Zeal of the Oscars’ Winner, Richard Machomba, Nairobi, Kenya. Pencil on Paper. 59cm x 42cm
Richard Machomba, Kenya
The builder, Mpho Makhubo of Tsakane, Brakpan, South Africa. Conte and pastels on Fabriano paper, 131cm x 101cm, USD 600
Mpho Makhubo, South Africa
Portrait of a Young Girl, Elias Mung’ora of Nairobi, Kenya, Charcoal and pencil on ivory paper, 42cm x 30cm
Elias Mung’ora, Kenya
Kimani Maruge, Elijah Mutua of Nairobi, Kenya, Fine point pen on paper, 23cm x 23cm, USD $250
Elijah Mutua, Kenya
portrait, Kolapo Obadiah Olorunyemi, Nigeria
Kolapo Obadiah Olorunyemi, Nigeria
The Reverend Oke Omezi, Isimi Taiwo, Lagos, Nigeria, Pencil on paper, 42 x 30cm
Isimi Taiwo, Nigeria
Kofi Annan, Theopencil ( aka Theophilus Boateng Kwaku Sarpong ), Accra, Ghana, Pencil on paper, 51 x 76cm, USD $1,000
Portrait of Anne, David Thuku, Nairobi, Kenya, oil painting on canvas, 61 x 46cm
David Thuku, Kenya
True Happiness, Seth Odhiambo (aka Seth Sketcher), Nairobi, Kenya, Pencil on paper, 51cm x 30cm.
Seth Sketcher, Kenya
Read the details on how to turn your own favorite selfie into a fine art portrait here.