About Me

I create vibrant, colorful creations that allow you to enter into my imagination and see the world through my eyes.

Who I am:

I was raised in Detroit, Michigan, where I began drawing as a little girl. I loved crayon colors and putting my imagination on paper. I entered my first art contest in 2nd grade, but I didn't win. So I practiced in every art class and after school in 3rd grade until I got a perfect fruit bowl and won! At this moment, I knew that I wanted to become a fantastic artist (I think I'm doing pretty good at achieving it, lol). 

In all honesty, I wanted to go to an art school, but my mom was against it. She didn't think the art world was lucrative enough for me to survive as an adult on my own and was not feeling the "struggling artist" lifestyle. So I went to the University of Michigan, where I got a dual bachelor's degree in Arts & Ideas in Humanities (all of the traditional and non-traditional art mediums) and Anthropology (I studied linguistics with a focus in African American Vernacular English (AAVE). I was also able to live in Japan briefly and do Art Therapy with people who were disabled but still created beautiful bodies of work from clay sculptures to textiles. After exploring many art forms, I was sure that illustration was the way for me; I also want to be an animator. I went to Syracuse University to obtain my master's degree in Computer art. This is where I grew exponentially as an illustrator and as an artist, and as a woman. These experiences were the catalyst for the imagery you see now.

My Vision:

I create vibrant illustrations that provide representation for Black women across the African and African American Diaspora. I think it's wrong that Black women have been inundated historically with racist stereotypes that we are unattractive and unintelligent. Too masculine and aggressive. I'm on a mission to provide beautiful imagery of Black femininity that inspires Black women by depicting them in art and provide representation across races and cultures so that other people can see our beauty. 

As a designer, I create visuals that bring to life the vision of my clients! I like to blur the lines between Art and Design by juxtaposing my illustrative skills with my design skills whenever it's feasible. 

Come on a Journey with Me

Be transported into the fantasies within my mind. If you love femininity, blackness, fashion, and color, then Colourmechoco is the place for you! Let my illustrations stimulate a magical experience within you. You'll feel like you've become a part of a mystical world and won't want to put the stop consuming these bodies of work. 

Artist Statement:

Art is the narration of humanity, and I implore all people to consume it with empathy. My craftsmanship within each piece I create embodies my experience and perception of the world. This is my story and the story of others through my lens. The human experience. The feminine experience. The black experience. The black human feminine experience. The art I create embodies who I am and is laced with narratives far beyond myself, from lines to color. My art is ever-evolving because I am continually growing and changing. I am getting stronger and wiser by the day. I’m becoming more of myself each day than I was before. I’m healing myself with each body of work. I am also always studying. I spend a lot of time digesting bodies of work other than mine in different mediums and engaging with various humans and personalities. Each experience makes me softer, kinder, more empathetic to others. Each moment where I heal from past traumas, my work becomes bolder and more lively. I am ever grateful for every person who digests each piece of the puzzle that is my art, and I hope my story resonates loudly. 

Bookings

Creative

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Illustration

If you like my illustrative style then I’m open for commissions! Let me bring your vision to life!

Graphic Design

If you would like design assets I am open for freelance work from flyers to branding!

R&D

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