Who is Raphael ?
Based in the North East of England, Magicstix Murals is owned by sensational Ghanaian artist, Raphael Tetteh. Raphael grew up in West Africa and his artistic talent caught people's attention at a young age. Locals referred to his paint brushes as "Magic Sticks" because of the extraordinarily beautiful pieces that he created and so began his business under the name 'Magicstix Art' (hence our website name).
Raphael paints stunning murals, oil portraits of people and animals - often from only a single photograph.
Raphael also has a beautiful collection of original artwork that is influenced greatly by his African upbringing . These artworks are exclusively available on this website - any buyer interested in commissioning or purchasing an original painting should Get a Quote.
What kind of Murals do you paint?
The sky is the limit when it comes to murals! Small, large, home, business.... contact us with your ideas (however vague) and we'll help bring your concept to life!
Which areas do you cover?
Magicstix Murals is based in Northumberland and can offer murals for businesses and homes in most of the North East region. get in touch with us to see if we work in your area.
How do I order a Mural, Portrait or Original Painting?
If you go to the Get A Quote tab above, you can then fill in all your order details or send an enquiry to receive a quote.
How much does a Mural or Portrait cost?
Prices depend on size and detail so we tailor each quote individually. Get in touch and we'll discus your requirements and then put together a quote for your specification.
Do you paint animal Portraits?
Do you do other Commissions?
Yes - you can commission Raphael to paint landscapes, architecture or traditional African inspired pieces. He also has original artwork for sale from his latest exhibitions. Please take a look at our Gallery and contact us for all enquiries.
How can I pay?
Magicstix is a small family business and currently we only accept paypal payments online. If customers wish to pay in alternative ways we can accept a bank transfer, cheque or cash in person. Please contact us for more details.
How long will it take to get my Portrait?
Raphael paints portraits on a first come, first served basis, the larger and more complex the portrait the longer they take. But as a guideline the smallest size takes approximately 2 weeks and a very large portrait may take up to 2 months. Order early to avoid disappointment if you are ordering for a special occasion. We will always agree a timetable with the customer before we process the order. It is sometimes not possible to deliver to everyone's timescale at busy times of year. In addition, delivery abroad can take anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks so patience is required when ordering a commissioned piece of artwork.
Where do you deliver?
Raphael can send portraits and artworks worldwide to anyone with a postal address.