Flyy and Kinky

The Flyy and Kinky series is inspired by my own journey with accepting my hair. It is also inspired by all of the people who have dedicated a part of their lives to celebrating and uplifting black women’s beauty and excellence. I appreciate those efforts because, unfortunately, it’s very necessary that we have them. With this series I intend to join the movement by showcasing vibrant, fun paintings that depict hairstyles and textures seen on women of color in a way that expresses how I see them: confident, smart, beautiful, and spirited – just to name a few things. For my full artist statement, check out my blog post here.

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Stripes

8″ x 8″, oil on panel. 2015

Bangs

8″ x 8″, oil on panel. 2015

Feathers

8″ x 8″, oil on panel. 2015

Red Buns

8″ x 8″, oil on panel. 2015
Prints available

Puffs

11″ x 14″, oil on panel. 2015
Prints available

Serene

11″ x 14″, oil on panel. 2015

Golden

11″ x 14″, oil on panel. 2015

Poetic

11″ x 14″, oil on panel. 2015
Prints available

Pink

11″ x 14″, oil on panel. 2015

Waves

11″ x 14″, oil on panel. 2015