Middlesex fine art graduate and artist Kelvin Okafor has being leaving his stamp in the art world after scooping a number of national awards and exhibiting at galleries across the country.
Kelvin's accurate pencil drawings are often mistaken for photographs. He spends around three weeks in the studio completing his 'photo-realism' pieces, which he creates based on a mixture of life and photographs.
Kelvin is generating a buzz at galleries he exhibits at and online. He says:
"The attention I'm receiving is surreal, but I'm really humbled and honoured that so many people appreciate my work.
I've always been creative, but fell in love with using pencils in particular. It was only when my images started to create a buzz with other Middlesex students that I realised their impact.
I hope to have my own gallery in the future."
Drawing a number of celebrities, classic figures such as Marilyn Munroe, Princess Diana, President Obama, as well as colleagues and friends, Kelvin's work is rapidly gaining a large following. Among his many achievements he has being selected to exhibit at the Works on Paper/Watercolour Fair at the popular London Science Museum.