Hello Kings and Queens! I would like to introduce myself to everyone by giving you a snapshot of my personal life. I was born (October 13, 1986) and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, but I currently reside in Memphis, Tennessee. I'm extremely extroverted, even though most artists are introverted. My world revolves around my son, Christian DeShawn (est. July 3, 2004), and I take pride in being an outstanding mother. He also loves art; however, he prefers using pencil for his medium, while I primarily use acrylic paint. I graduated from Shelby County High School in 2004 at the top 10% of my class with honors; defied the odds of teenage pregnancy and attended University of Kentucky, later graduating from the University of Louisville with my Bachelors degree.
I love God and believe that without Him, I would not be successful. He revealed my passion and natural talent of painting in the summer of 2015 after my ankle was fractured in three places making me immobile. While I was healing, I decided to teach myself how to paint and develop my craft. It was like art therapy: comforting to the bones and soothing to the soul. I've always known how to draw and sketch, but it wasn't until I picked up the paintbrush that I fell in love with creating masterpieces.
My art is internally driven, like a gateway to my soul. My creativity is inspired by my passions and emotions within me. For example, I love big, natural afrocentric hair and bright engaging colors, so most of my artwork displays the beauty of natural hair accompanied by a beautiful color scheme. I have also been inspired by the "Black Girl Magic" movement by creating phenomenal paintings that illustrate the universal awesomeness of black women by celebrating our beauty, power, dopeness, and resilience.
Black art doesn't receive as much exposure and publicity compared to other art genres. I plan to set the platform for black art and increase awareness for black artists in America. The admiration of my art from my customers encourages me to keep pressing forward. When I see my customers' reactions after they receive my paintings, I feel so much joy. I've had 100% customer satisfaction. A few customer reviews can be found on my Facebook Business page: Orijennal Art
I'm excited to see where my art takes me in life and hope that you will allow me to bless your home with my paintings. Enjoy!
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