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Theo PencilArtist Theo Pencil, Accra. Ghana

Theophilus Boateng Kwaku Sarpong, Accra, Ghana



 Theo Pencil is a talented young Ghanaian Artist born on May 5th, 1993. He lives and works in Accra, Ghana. Though he has no formal education in art, his work has nonetheless attracted worldwide attention, and has often been received with amazement and with wonder. It is the astonishing realism of his drawings that have captivated many. 

Theo's full name is Theophilus Boateng Kwaku Sarpong. He was given the nickname TheoPencil by his friends. Because of the magic he works with his pencil. He discovered his talent at the age of eight, and by seventeen he had established himself as one of Ghana’s outstanding hyperrealistic artists. 

Theo's area of specialisation is the human figure. He is exceptional at colour work, but his very best works are in plain pencil. At the age of 21, Theopencil has made realistic portraits of many national and international figures, among them Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela, Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor, and Barack Obama. Theo is always drawing, and actively welcomes international commissions. It would delight him were his next work to be commissioned by you!



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" USD 200 N/A
A2 420 mm x 594 mm 16.5" x 23.4" USD 400 N/A
A1 594 mm x 842 mm 23.4" x 33.1" USD 750 N/A

841 mm x 1,189 mm

33.1" x 46.8" USD 1,500 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.