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This is a portion of an art piece I’m working on.
Red On Teal Abstract, acrylic, marker on canvas, 14 in. by 12 in.
Photos of large scale art work with it’s smaller copy.
Art work of Queens and Pawns
Drawing digitally is great to pass time or just quickly get an idea out there.
I received a request for a Sadio Mane painting. Just in time for the Liverpool win. To have completed a project that took me into an unexplored painting theme was really exciting. I love it! Ali is next y’all!
Queen Tings Art Collection by Kymberli Grant
Throughout the craziness I’ve managed to load new artworks into my shop. Thank God!
NEW Videos Posting soon: The Leaf Stitch! - I’m back sewing again! It’s been years and years since I’ve done any crafting projects that involve sewing and I’m so glad I got back into it. I completely forgot how much I enjoy it.
Side notes: Creating the art classes gave me purpose during this time. I channeled the creativity into all areas of my life by learning to sew (again) to make face masks, baking, dancing and singing. This experience of teaching online has been wonderful and I appreciate every moment. And I do plan to explore it further.
I enjoyed this story so much that during college I almost got a tattoo of "poetic justice" in Arabic on my lower back. You know the kind and please don't ask me why? Why not? And Arabic? It was a phase and the written language so lovely. And I still don't have any tattoos but that's not what this is about!
It's good to know someone shares your same interests and I really enjoy reading about your interests as well.
It's so hard for me to just stop and rest. Even now I'm writing this blog, but you know what I mean, right? At least I hope so.
Clementine Hunter is celebrated for her use of bold colors and shapes to narrate plantation life in 19th and 20th century Louisiana as an African American. Clementine Hunter is Louisiana’s most famous female artist, and she is one of the most important folk artists of all time.
Her work can be seen in the Smithsonian Institute, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Museum of American Folk Art in New York, the High Museum of Atlanta, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the New York Historical Association, the Oprah Winfrey Collection in Chicago and many other museums and private collections across the country.
“I always made sure that all those people who thought they weren’t part of the opportunity to participate in the arts could find a way to become part of that experience,” said Leslie King Hammond, PhD, graduate dean emerita and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at MICA. Her words are realized with the creation of the Leslie King Hammond Graduate Award. *
Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, has become a powerful force in contemporary art.
Her art is exhibited through words on the page, performance and film in the attempt to transform, dissect and explore the intersection of blackness, queer identity, fragility and being a woman in America and beyond. As a queer black female artist, she has given and hopes to continue to provide her community with a platform for dialogue, social change and transformation through artistic creation.
Mance created 1001 Black Men: An Online Sketchbook as a reaction against the controlling images that have limited and defined media representations of Black men. Mance will use a slideshow of images from her series as the basis of a wide ranging discussion of art, Black maleness and gender performance, and representation.
Teacher by Day. Illustrator by Night. Introduction to the works of Artist Cindy Nzeakor Part One: Brief Description
Looking through Cindy Nzeakor's drawings you will see pop culture references, anime styled figures and fashion illustrations.
The conceptual images attached are by photographer Nye Lyn Tho. She is a photographer for commercial, portrait, editorial, food and product in the Bay Area of California. There is a spirit captured in each of these images that directs viewers to the African American soul and history of our hair.
Illustrator and graffiti artist from Bristol, UK, Andy Council.
Illustrator Papa Oppong designs fashion for powerful women in beautiful and bold illustrations.
Teacher by Day. Illustrator by Night. Introduction to the works of Cindy Nzeakor Part Three: Self Portrait
In the September 6th post I introduced you to the art works of Cindy Nzeakor and over the course of a little over a month I’ve briefly explored illustration to help broaden my understanding of the art form and to explore the artists’ references.
Teacher by Day. Illustrator by Night. Introduction to the works of Artist Cindy Nzeakor Part Two: The Comparison
I found a few artists with the same exaggerated features, colorful patterns and cartoon-like forms that Nzeakor uses in her illustrations. Artist such as Gariba Gyimah and Naoki Takeuchi.
Taken from a place deep within the mind. I'm reminded of Frida Kahlo. I believe the artist's inspiration of Khalo is a homage. Straight forward yet complicated. Ana Juan has authored and illustrated comic books and children's books. Her art is exhibited all over the world.
As a child, my family would go out to this popular local buffet. There was always at least a 45 minute wait. I didn't mind because in the waiting area there were framed prints of Norman Rockwell's art lining the walls.
The artist Jean-Michel Basquiat immersed himself into mastering his craft and didn't stop.
The opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi looks breath taking. I read an article on the ARTnews Magazine titled "First Look Inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi" about the unique curation. A particular theme stood out to me that I wanted to share with you.