My latest project was a small portrait commissioned by a friend. I usually stay away from drawing teeth. Something about the way they look when drawn is not my of my liking. However, working on this portrait was completely different. Apart from making me smile a lot while I worked on it, it also helped eliminate my small fear of drawing teeth
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I’m having a clearance sale in my art store. All artwork is 50% off, pretty good deal if you ask me :) Why? I’m changing the way I work in the near future and will be creating larger pieces and work based on research I’ve been working on for the past couple of years. Smaller work will only be available for commissions or specific projects.
So in order to make this happen I would love to match my art with art lovers. If you are one, please visit my store and share it with anyone you think will be interested. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate in contacting me. Thank you!
About a week I was part of some beautiful events celebrating Panamanian Black Ethnicity month. From the Afro-Artistic Gala and Auction, the African Fashion Festival and the AfroFestival, I shared space with amazing musicians, artists, designers, creatives and entrepreneurs. Learned a lot from those three events and will be making some changes to how I work and put my art out there. This experience got me thinking a lot about how much I want to grow as an artist and where I want to accomplish in the next couple of years. Starting with posting more often, I hope to share more of my work in the near future.
In Panama it’s easy to stand out when having natural hair. Especially when the norm is to change and manipulate afro textured hair using chemicals. It’s interesting to see how different styles are being adopted/ embraced and the way women and men are finding their own sense of identity through their hair.
These small portraits were created with the intention of addressing questions I still have about hair and personal identity and how others view the chosen hairstyle. Questions about beauty canons, what is perceived as acceptable in a “professional” environment, “exotic” hairstyles and other situations come up as well.
I’ve been working on small… mini portraits of black men and women exploring different features and hairstyles. There will be quite a few of them and I will share some more information on them in a few. In the meantime here’s an image of the first one.
Helping those in need through art. 15% of every artwork purchased will go to “Nutre Hogar”, a private organization here in Panama created in 1988 by Monseigneur Romulo Emiliani and a group of volunteers to prevent severe malnutrition in children in the most impoverished communities in the country. The organization’s health, nutrition, sanitation and environmental protection programs benefit more than 5,000 preschoolers and their families daily at a national level.
Your purchase will help many children and families have healthier food options that would otherwise be difficult to have access to.
I’ve been using this blogging platform for a bit over a year to publish my process and progress with my artwork. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do it in a consistent basis. I’ve taken some time to get organized, really think about the path I wish to take and how I wish to travel that path. So the time has come to move my work to a space I hope allows me to be share more often and build relationships with those who choose to tag along.
I’ll be sharing the website link soon and hope those of you have been reading my posts so far come and visit often. In the meantime you can visit my Facebook page to see what’s new.