Archive for July 5, 2010

Mixed media artist…. Iona Rozeal Brown…

The artist was born in 1966 and this artist’s work was similar to another artist already featured, Mickalane Thomas. Both specialize in African American women. The artist is drawn to what is known as the ganguro, these are young Japanese women who crinkle their hair and darken their skin in order to appear African. Her work looks like Japanese woodcuts in highly fashionable clothes.

The artist was inspired by the book Yellow Negro about young japanese who want who are interested in hip hop culture,and also by Memoirs of a Geisha. The author portrayed herself as a geisha girl. This artist should inspire everyone to try some pieces combining two cultures you enjoy.

The artist uses mixed media often using acrylic paints, inks, and sometimes even paints on silk.

keep looking for inspiration and new ideas all the time, soon you will have so many ideas you won’t have time to paint them all!