Edward Ofosu

Edward-Ofosu Portrait artist of the year series 2014 & 2017

Edward is a self-taught artist. He wanted to paint as a career early on but was encouraged to study science by his family. By 1997, he could no longer ignore his creative impulse, so he started painting in his spare time. 

Edward moved to London from Ghana and lived there for fourteen years. Whilst there, he participated in various art exhibitions including the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize. In 2009, he was awarded runner-up in the Artists & Illustrators magazine Artist of the Year award.

He has taught iPad painting workshops at the Apple Store, the V&A, the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and many schools. He has participated in Portrait Artist of the Year in 2014 and Landscape Artist of the Year in 2017. 

In 2018, he was deported from the UK to Ghana. He is now enjoying his new life at home and its impact on a new body of work. In 2019, he exhibited with the LOOM gallery during their 50th anniversary and will have his first solo show in Ghana in 2023.