Posts with tag: "art"
The Art of Painting the Human Body
Sunday, August 14, 2016
The Art of Painting the Human Body

One of the most common reactions that I get when I tell people that I paint human bodies is... "Do people actually hire you for that?" "What do you do with it?' or they are just overall intrigued. To be completely honest, the first time I body painted I didn't really know what it was myself. I had seen the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues with body paint and the infamous cover of Vanity Fair with Demi Moore adorned in a spectacular painted suit; this was not the type of art I wanted to create. I wanted to do something different, something more. I literally wanted to create fine art using the human body as my canvas.Two beautiful models I recently painted in Bridgeport, CTThe art of ...

Faith Walk
Sunday, April 10, 2016
The Art of Painting the Human Body

Faith, something many of us live by to survive, yet it is given such little attention in our daily walks. There is so much discussion when it comes to faith and for millions of years it has mostly been used in a religious context. This is probably the part where you think I'm going to go all religious...I'm not. What or who you believe in is your business. Religion is not required in order to have faith, nor is faith something that you have to learn. Faith is gifted to each and every one of us from the moment we are conceived and it is our responsibility to keep and strengthen it. This very valuable part of our journey as human beings is essential to understanding lifes ...

My Motivation
Sunday, March 20, 2016
The Art of Painting the Human Body

What truly motivates a person to do something? With all of life’s distractions and curve balls constantly thrown, how does anyone stay focused and motivated on the goals they have set in their life? Well, for me it’s pretty simple. The moment I held my first child in my arms a little over 18 years ago I knew my life would be changed forever.My first born: Teyana Cheyenne and I She was a bundle of joy, and I was a new mom; not really understanding of motherhood. I didn’t know then, but I would soon figure out that the motivation to see my child grow up happy was my drive. No matter what I lost in the process, she had to grow up better than I felt I had.  Three short ...

Never Done Exhibit
Sunday, March 13, 2016
The Art of Painting the Human Body

I have been thinking about certain aspects of my artistic journey, the people, places, and things have had the largest impact on my career thus far. Some of my work is currently being featured in a group show at City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport, CT.  “Never Done" is a show exploring "Manifestations of the Beauty, Inspiration and Constant Strength of Black Women". The saying reminds us that “Women’s work is never done”. The work to love, fight for social justice, actualize spiritual building and leadership, to nurture our families and create joy is never done." Suzanne Kachmer, City Lights Program Director."Lace" photo by Adger Cowans - headline image ...

My Creative Process
Sunday, March 06, 2016
The Art of Painting the Human Body

It's top secret, and I am not willing to share it with anyone who doesn't sign an agreement to pay me a million dollars! I'm just joking of course; in truth, it's kind of hard to describe my creative process because it is constantly changing. When I was a child I would get crayons and draw the same picture over and over again; until everything looked exactly as it did in my head. It was usually a drawing of my family with big round heads, no necks and twigs for extremities. There was a house with a door and four windows, a tree right next to it and a giant rainbow hovering over us. This was a very natural process for me and I thoroughly enjoyed being in the same space as creation, this was ...