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This year will make 10 years since I graduated from Middlesex University with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

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Mia’s Interlude at Middlesex University

This year will make 10 years since I graduated from Middlesex University with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

Monday 18th March from 6 – 8pm, I will be unveiling my original drawing of “Mia’s Interlude” at Middlesex University as it will be my donated gift to the school.

I invite you to come along to the event to view the portrait in person as well as hear me speak about my artistic and personal journey since graduating in 2009. A Q&A session chaired by Professor Kurt Barling will follow shortly after where you can fire away any questions you may like to ask me – (hopefully none about the amount of hair I have cover my face and scalp.. it’s quite beastly at present..LOL)

Register here for the free event: Kelvin Okafor at Middlesex University

Hope to see you there!!!

In Loving Memory of Stephen Sutton

In Loving Memory of Stephen Sutton

The amazing woman in this picture with me is Jane Sutton. The drawing we are holding is of her heroic son, Stephen Sutton.

In 2014 Stephen passed away with cancer at age 19. Before passing he gave me one of my most cherished experiences by selecting me as part of his bucket list of things to do in his final months. And that lucky opportunity was a portrait drawing of himself.

I completed my drawing of Stephen in May 2013 and he died in May 2014.

I can’t imagine how it must feel to lose a child but Stephen certainly made his mother proud as well as millions of others by leaving behind such a legacy. He became a charity activist fundraising £5.5 Million for Teenage Cancer Trust. He also became a Guinness World Record holder, an MBE and an honorary doctorate from Coventry University.

A truly beautiful human being he was! It gave me great pleasure to finally be able to gift his mother with his original drawing a couple of weeks ago.

I have a few Limited Edition Prints left of his drawing and will be donating them to cancer charities. If any of you run a cancer charity please email:

info@kelvinokaforart.com as I would be happy to donate one of the prints to your charity or a cancer charity you support.

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