Artist: Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman is a unique artist that does pastel drawings of the ocean and icy landscapes. Forman travels around the world to collect images and inspiration from her work. She has flown with NASA on operational missions to Antarctica, Greenland, and Artic Canada. Her work have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, and the Wall Street Journal.

Artist Mickalene Thomas

Naomi looking forward painting
by Mickalene Thomas

Artist Mickalene Thomas creates amazing paintings that are embellished with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Her paintings represent African American beauty, sexual identity, and power. She also includes different genres in her artwork such as portraiture, landscape, still life, and nude. Mickalene  Thomas was born in Camden, New Jersey, and studied at  Yale University School of Art in 2002.

Green couch painting
by Mickalene Thomas.
Bedazzled collage painting
by Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas Interview