Tottenham artist Kelvin Okafor who took the world by storm last year with his detailed photo-like pencil portraits has unveiled his début solo exhibition in Mayfair.

The Middlesex University Fine Art graduate has won numerous awards for his highly detailed drawings which each take more than 100 hours to create and has been compared to past masters Vermeer and Caravaggio.

Famous faces including the Duchess of Cambridge can be seen in his exhibition which is simply titled Portraits.

Working with nothing more than charcoal and graphite, the 28-year-old aims to capture the inner essence of his subjects and says the pursuit of perfection is the main driving force behind his work.

Talking about his exhibition Kelvin says: "It’s overwhelming, but a tremendous honour to see my body of work on the walls of such a prestigious gallery.

"I’m grateful to have gained recognition at such a young age. It’s incredible to have supporters across the globe and over 50,000 followers on both my Facebook and Instagram. I really appreciate them."

Albemarle Gallery, Mayfair, until May 31, Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Details: