3 BLACK WOMEN WHO PAINT BLACK WOMEN

So I almost didn’t get around writing this blogpost as my mind and body are hurting and I only drafted the topic without a body of text over the weekend while I was planning my content because I’ve made it sort of my thing to just draft blogpost topics but not the body of text as I realized one of the reasons I wasn’t posting frequently on this blog was having to write the body of text first and then I start to overthinking whether or not my writing was good enough, if people will read it or if it should just be an Instagram caption etc but now that I just write straight from my heart and hit publish, I’ve written about 20 blogpost posts in the space of 3 months. Today’s post, being the 21st post is dedicated to 3 Women Who Paint Black Women that I think everyone should know…

Uzo Njoku {uzo.art}

I saw her work first on twitter while aimlessly scrolling from one timeline to the other and fell instantly in love with her and her work. Uzo is someone I’d categorize as a serial entrepreneur and I can absolutely relate to that because I’m an Igbo girl too and the hustle is in us. Uzo doesn’t only sell prints, she does commissions, has a coloring book, pop sockets, phone cases, soy candles etc. Definitely someone I’d give my money to, all of it!!!

Shop from Uzo.art here!!

Jekein Lato-Unah {jekein}

I’ve known Jekein for a very long time now, even before she picked up painting and she is one very impressive young that I’m very proud of. Her style of art is very distinct, you can’t miss her work when you see it. The detailing that goes into every piece is one that blows my mind. Jekein also sells prints and does murals asides from commissioned work.

Shop from Jekein here!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8zNJz5HRcQ/?igshid=11fi0bpb4wj31

Kate Yemisi Williams {yellowyemisi}

Yet another amazing artist I have twitter to thank for bringing my way. I saw her work during the #voguechallenge trend and it was love at first sight. I even couldn’t help but share it on my personal Instagram page because I honestly thought it was very brilliant. I’m in love with the use of colors in her work yet the minimal lines and simplicity of each piece. She sells prints for a very decent amount and also does commissioned work.

Shop from yellowyemisi here!!

Nothing makes me happier than seeing women making a paint for themselves in a field that many will say is dominated by men and even I’m even more happier that I can use my little corner on the internet to highlight them. The past couple of days have been really sad, it’s been one bad news to another especially news involving black women who have spent most of their lives fighting for others and yet no one fought for them. So it’s really important to me that I continue to share the gift that women, especially black women are to this earth and I hope that by doing so I’m able to uplift another woman and put a smile on their faces with my words as this is my own gift. I hope everyone is having a good week so far and please, BE YOUR SISTERS KEEPER ALWAYS.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading this, do share with me other women artists that you know in the comments below and also let me know what you think of this post.

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