Portraits Africa | Mpho Makhubo

Mpho MakhuboArtist Mpho Makhubo, Brakpan, South Africa

Mpho Makhubo, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa



My work is much influenced by my immediate surroundings, as well as current affairs (both locally and abroad). I also aim to highlight the role of 'unsung' heroes in our communities. These would include single mothers or aunts who work very hard to provide for and raise their families; migrant labourers who work in our mines and build our houses in the townships for merger pay; volunteering parents who establish street committees and community policing forums in an effort to fight crime in our communities and country.


[ Road Signs Exhibition, 2015. Longstreet Art Lovers, Pretoria, South Africa. ]



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 | Pastels

Oil | Acrylics


297 mm x 420 mm

11.7" x 16.2" USD 75 N/A
A2 420 mm x 594 mm 16.5" x 23.4" USD 150 N/A
A1 594 mm x 841 mm 23.4" x 33.1" USD 300 N/A
A0 841 mm x 1189 mm 33.1" x 46.8" USD 625 N/A




  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.