Edward Ofosu

Edward Ofosu, Ghana I'm a self-taught artist. From the age of eight, I knew I would be an artist. I wanted to paint as a career but was encouraged to study science by my family. By 1997, I could no longer ignore the creative impulse, so I started painting in my spare time. Throughout the years, I have improved and acquired a state of inner peace and now desire to share it with the world. I moved to London from Ghana and lived there for fourteen years. While there, I participated in various art exhibitions including the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and Ruth Borchard Self-portrait prize. In 2009, I was awarded runner up in the Artist of the Year Award, organised by Artists & Illustrators Magazine. I’ve taught iPad painting workshops at the Apple Store, the V&A museum, the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and many schools. I’ve also participated in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 and 2017 TV program. In 2018, I was deported from the UK to Ghana. I'm enjoying my new life at home and its impact on the new bodies of work.