From the portrait and figurative with botanical series. Lady Blue 20x16 was painted in 2020 during a solitary quarantine time during the Covid-19 stay at home order. During this time there were many events taking place in America relating to race relations and the understanding of Black Lives Matter issues that needed to be addressed.
Lady Blue is one of my works exploring the beauty of women of other color and races. I started this series in 2020 choosing women of many different cultures and skin tons, each reflecting their own unique kind of beauty. The choice of the yellow headdress contrasting the blue organic background reflect the richness and beauty of her skin tone and the softness of her presence.