For the next few blog posts, I will be using my platform to share the spotlight with other Black creators. This week, we have a selection of 10 talented Black folk to talk about!
Dark Crystal Moon Jewelry (darkcrystalmoon.com)
"My name is Enrique, I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana and I specialize in jewelry. Bracelets are my specialty but I also do necklaces, apparel, home items, crystals, and more."
"My name's Noel and I'm a Black artist who paints abstract landscapes! I sell my original work and prints of it. I also do commissions, just shoot me a message (jaaysart.com). I usually paint seascapes but I'm down to paint other landscapes. I'm also a law student so when I'm not doing art, I'm studying for my law classes"
Shaylin Wallace (smwvisuals.com)
"Hey, my name is Shaylin Wallace and I'm a 21 year old surreal artist based in Washington, Delaware. I take free stock images and manipulate them in Adobe Photoshop. I consider my style to be surreal, yet very minimalistic at the same time. My artwork is a reflection of my imagination as well as the deeper parts of myself that I cannot put into words. I love to create artwork for myself and for others."
"Hi, I'm Chris, the founder and owner of GEMnis, a boho jewelry line. I am 17 and a senior in high school. I am a creative gemini who likes making jewelry inspired by Black womxn! My goal is for each piece of jewelry to feel unique and timeless.”
Brighid (Twitter: @geminis_designs)
"My name is Brighid and I am in school to be a vet. I create acrylic paintings, sketches, animal portraits, nude portraits, resin artworks, and fluid art! Currently only taking orders through (Twitter) dms!
Tshepo Nalane (anxso.myshopify.com)
"My name is Tshepo Nalane aka Rick Lane, I'm 22 years old and from South Africa. I'm an artist and psychology student, I love making oil paintings when I find the time."
"Hi, my name is Trevell Cooks and I'm a 19 year old artist and photographer. I shoot nature and other things on the street that catch my attention. I hand sew other materials on jeans, tote bags, etc."
"My name is Amala, I'm 18. I'm a freshman at Loyola. I just launched my etsy shop (Chukwus Apple). I'm trying to find exposure and customers.
Instagram and Facebook: @chukwusapple
Jacqui Moore (meauxart.com)
"Hey, my name is Jacqui Moore, also known as Jmoe. I'm from Gary,Indiana and currently live in Indianapolis, IN. I atended Indiana University Bloomington before moving to Indianapolis where i received my Bachelor's degree in speech and hearing science with a concentration in audiology. I'm currently a developmental therapist of communication working with children 0-3 to achieve htheir developmental milestones focusing on their communication skills. I've been painting consistently and taking art more seriously for a year and my work is currently in 17 states and 2 countries."
“I’m Cam, a digital artist from Dallas, Texas! i’ve been doing art seriously for about a year and i primarily work in procreate on my little beat up ipad mini. i’m working on various things but soon i’ll be a third of the way through with my 9 piece collection titled: the end of america. i’ve been trying to find a consistent style but overall i make things that have one foot in surrealism and the other in more grounded ideas. but yea! hopefully in a year i’ll have something more substantial to call my best work but i’m very proud of my progress in this short time! “