Original Art: Kelvin Okafor

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Bryan and I are in Washington DC right now visiting family, and yesterday we decided to take in some sites and visited The National Portrait Gallery.  It’s one of those places that I can visit again and again to see what’s new in modern portraiture.  After visiting the museum, I felt inspired to share with you the work of Kelvin Okafor.  A modern portraitist, Kelvin takes graphite to paper creating striking works that are so crisp they read like black and white photographs.  Each piece has a soul to it, as if you are looking right into the eyes of the person he has illustrated.  Here are a few of my favorite pieces from Kelvin’s portfolio.

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You can explore more works, including prints for sale on Kelvin’s website right here >  Enjoy!

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