East London, UK -Earlier this week, I was treated to quite the pleasant surprise.
Someone painted a beautiful portrait, inspired by me! Artist Azaria Ledeatte-Williams used my nude photoshoot as inspiration for her painting below.
I’ve never had anyone create anything after me, so this is pretty cool! I chatted with the East-London-based artist to learn more about her. Ledeatte-Williams is a 29-year-old single mother of two (read: superwoman). She’s been an artist her whole life, but due to her full-time role as a teaching assistant and mother, she gets most of her art done during school holidays.
“I attempted my first acrylic on canvas piece which was a family portrait of myself and my two children. It took weeks but each one of our faces that I painted my skill improved,” Ledeatte-Wlliams told me of her early days as a professional artist. “I then looked into the theme of the spirit of womanhood. It was here that [I discovered] my fascination of water and moonlight and being bathed in that soft glow — looking at how delicate, soft, and feminine women are versus how strong they have to be to be.”
Ledeatte-Williams works with her (also talented) sister Zalika Ledeatte-Williams, and together they formed Amina John – Simply Art, a digital art gallery of their respective works. “[My sister] was more focused on the business side and I was all about the art so we decided to combine our styles and try and launch our work together.”
[Originally posted on KazzleDazz]