New Year, time to start creating new works of art. I love working with metallic pens, specially gold and silver and am always looking for brighter pens or markers.These pictures are from my ‘Heartica’l collection and I am still working on them. ‘ZebHeart’ is the only one I have had framed so far.
‘Heartical Afrika’ by Imani c 1995
As well as working with metallic pens, I also love working with HB pencils, specially those ranging from 3B to 8B. Both of these pictures are on large bright orange card. There are times when I just cannot write and so I draw instead. I know so many beautiful Rastafarian Queens and try to reflect this in my art.
‘Locks Divine’ by Imani c 1995
‘ Face It’ by Imani c 1998 All Rights Reserved
Once upon a time, there was a busy mother of three who juggled so many things that she just sparked with creativity. She wrote poetry, ran creative writing classes, co-edited two poetry anthologies, designed book covers, established a support group for Rastafarian women and even had her own radio show on a London community station as well as looking after three small but growing individuals. She also developed a range of artworks using HB pencils and metallic ink pens and participated in several art exhibitions in London.
And yes, this was me.
I chose the name ‘SpiriCulArts’ as I create each picture to celebrate my spirituality and cultural influences. This picture is called ‘Face It’ which was created using metallic purple and silver ink pens on green neon card. I had no idea of how this would turn out as all my works in ink start from a single doodle, this one started in the top left hand corner whilst I was watching telly.
‘Whatdoyousee’ by Imani c 1999 All Rights Reserved
Now for this picture ‘Whatdoyousee’ I worked on black card using bronze, silver, pink and blue metallic pens. The whole process of starting a picture with a random shape and then experimenting with different effects is really calming. I love creating images of movement and flow.