STATEMENT FROM THE ARTIST
I am a fine arts artist who draws and paints portraits of mainly women and children in the African American family using mixed media in slightly an impressionistic style that is inspired by both the late artists Mary Cassatt and Henry Ossowa Tanner. I convey many drawn and painted stories of the African American family life on canvas and on illustration board.
I draw and paint because I love to capture beautiful sweet moments and freeze them into time, so that they can not be forgotten or ignored.
I draw and paint because I am a constantly inspired. My mind is always effervescent with ideas, as I am always enthused by something: Something always sparks my interest, which always sparks an idea that I can use in my work later, as an artist. All these ideas bubbling inside my brain just have to be released: Out from the corners of my brain, down in to my right hand, and out onto my canvas and/or illustration board. The result is a beautiful piece of work : A drawing and/or painting for everyone's enjoyment!
Samara. A. Doumnande