As an artist, my purpose is very clear. I want black women to feel soft and beautiful and delicate. There is, and always will be a delicate tone within my artwork in order to clarify and counteract the erroneous displays of what the world assumes us to be as black women.
That said, the art itself is very colorful and I attribute this to the influence of my Caribbean roots. I am a self-taught artist with no formal training, but I make up for this in my dedication and insane work ethic. My work is predominantly of girls and young women because each one represents a lived experience for me or a woman close to me. This art thing is very personal, so I can't create just for the sake of creating; it has to represent a deeper emotion or I won't do it! I am also a life coach, self-published author and available for commissioned art pieces.
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Salkis Created: Little Me Yoni (this image’s original title is ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Salkis has kindly allowed me to use her as Little Me Yoni, within the Yoni Oracle Cards).