Portraits Africa | Kwesi Botchway
Jack BirgenArtist Kwesi Botchway, Accra. Ghana

Kwesi Botchway, Accra, Ghana



My Name is Kwesi Botchway, and portrait painting is my passion. I believe that I have potential as an artist and a particular talent for the human form. My ideal and style of painting is inspired by the human family. My mission is to celebrate the beauty of the world’s many faces and cultures.

I see the face as a gateway of the soul. And within the face my point of focus is the eye. I see my paintings as projecting positive emotions: a hint of humour, the provoking of a smile. I invite the viewer to get close then closer to my paintings, and to see in them the individual, and the culture he or she represents.



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 | Board Size

Pencil | Charcoal

Oil | Acrylics


297 mm x 420 mm

11.7" x 16.2" N/A N/A
A2 420 mm x 594 mm 16.5" x 23.4" N/A USD 250
A1 594 mm x 842 mm 23.4" x 33.1" N/A USD 450

841 mm x 1,189 mm

33.1" x 46.8" N/A USD 750




  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.