Artist and graphic designer J. Opoku Ofei was born in Tafo in the eastern region of Ghana, West Africa.
Encouraged by his parents, Ofei began to discover his artistic talents at an early age.
Throughout high school he attained numerous citations, accolades and awards including
the admission of his works in international art competitions representing
West Africa's regional artists.
This passion for the arts eventually led to advanced academic studies in the graphic and fine arts.
In 1981, Ofei earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the distinguished Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science of Technology ( College of art ) in the city of Kumasi, Ghana West Africa.
Since establishing a highly successful career as an artist, he has exhibited widely
throughout West Africa and the United States. He has created several commissioned works
for various commercial establishments, architectural firms and interior decorators in Nigeria and Ghana.
Currently, Ofei serves as the President of his own firm- Opoku Investments and is an instructor at the
Detroit Institute of Arts, Adjunct Faculty at the Wayne County Community College, Lead Instructor with the
Community Arts Partnership of the College for Creative Studies. He is a multi-talented artist who works in
watercolor, Acrylics, oils, fabric,mixed media and fashion designing.
The artist remarks: " The central theme of my illustrations is , African Cultural Lifestyles-My Heritage-Our Story ".
Ofei is based in Detroit MI.USA
Flute player(Northwest Ghana)
Lunch Time No Friend
Farmer Cyclist In North Ghana
Turkana Single Girl From Kenya
African woman cooking
Women Pounding Millet