Away from Home by Edward Ofosu, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches
“As a Black person who lived in London for fourteen years, I felt like I had to change my skin color to be accepted.”
Edward Ofosu is a self-taught artist who started painting in his spare time. He moved to London from Ghana and lived there for fourteen years. In 2009, he was awarded runner up in the Artist of the Year award organized by Artists & Illustrators Magazine. He has taught iPad painting workshops at the Apple Store, the V&A museum, the Queen’s gallery, Buckingham Palace and many other schools. He also participated in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 and 2017 TV program. In 2019, he exhibited with the loom gallery during their 50th year anniversary.
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