Portraits Africa | Isimi Taiwo
Isimi TaiwoArtist Isimi Taiwo, Lagos, Nigeria

Isimi Taiwo, Lagos, Nigeria

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Isimi Taiwo is a native of Kogi state but born and bred in Lagos state, He earned a BA degree in creative art in the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos in 2009. As a visual major, he works with different mediums: watercolour, acrylics, ink, and charcoal. His pencils and oils exhibit great strength, dexterity, and control over the medium, especially in his portraiture. He can be said to be a realist, but he is also experimental, practising other styles and movements at which he also excels.

Isimi is greatly influenced by, and draws inspiration from, such artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and the contemporary Nigerian artist, Abayomi Barber. But believes his greatest source of inspiration comes from God whom he considers as the greatest artist ever.

[ Broadcast interview, Creative Edge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ensn2nVhjeo ]



Contact the artist via Keith McFarlane (Portraits Africa) at editor@negativeentropy.net who will provide an introduction. Artist and buyer are free to negotiate on both subject and price. While the artist has provided a guide-price or price indication, the first step in any commission is that artist and buyer agree the price, size, subject and materials of the composition and its delivery date. Portraits Africa will then request the agreed commission fee from the buyer, and on receipt of that fee will advise the artist to start work. The fee will not be released to the artist until the work has been completed and delivered to the buyer. Should a dispute arise between artist and buyer, it is Portraits Africa that will adjudicate. For the service prospectus, Terms & Conditions, see Commissioning a Portrait.


Paper | Canvas Size

Pencil | Charcoal

Oil | Acrylics


297 mm x 420 mm

11.7" x 16.2" Pending Artist Pending Artist
A2 420 mm x 594 mm 16.5" x 23.4" Pending Artist Pending Artist
A1 594 mm x 842 mm 23.4" x 33.1" Pending Artist Pending Artist

841 mm x 1,189 mm

33.1" x 46.8" Pending Artist Pending Artist




  1. These are guide prices. They are not binding on the artist, but are intended to set the buyer’s expectations prior to the artist being contacted.
  2. Prices will vary with the materials used, with the number of subjects (complexity) and with the overall size.
  3. Prices do not include shipping, packing, framing or insurance costs. These should be itemised separately and the total price agreed up-front.
  4. Portraits Africa will not involve itself in the matter of the commission price. The service offered relates only to the delivery of the finished portrait and to assuring the quality of the work produced.