Lord Yatta is a painter and tattoo artist, based in Atlanta, Georgia. He discovered his passion for creative self-expression as a young child, and cultivated his craft through performance arts schooling, art college, and apprenticeships. He began a career in tattooing in 1994, and later became an owner of Vantage Pointe Studios in Atlanta for eight years. Along with custom tattoos, Lord Yatta creates in fine art mediums, such as painting on canvas, recycled skateboards, and block printing. He has displayed his artwork in several solo and group shows, including exhibitions at the historical Hammonds House, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Melissa Alexander is an Atlanta-based photographer obsessed with growth and vulnerability, both of which form the backbone of her work. In particular, she focuses on the inter-relational intimacy that exists within the Black American community.
Having the belief that decor separates an event from a gathering, I have spent many years creating custom props that are as hype as the DJ or alcohol.
Keeping with the flow of 3 dimensional designs, my most recent creations capture human interaction with self or others through sculpted wall art.
Ashley Bella has always been drawn to the arts. Growing up, she was an athlete but decided that she was better at creating art. She oscillated between music and theater before identifying visual art as her preferred outlet. Ashley knew she wanted to become an entrepreneur and major in art; however, family pressure swayed her to change her college major. Before completing her undergraduate degree at Georgia State University and majoring in art, Ashley started getting involved in the community. She became an advocate for mental health and started fighting against sex trafficking. Today, Ashley continues to paint murals as a commercial art and design studio and host paint parties through ArtzyBella’s brick and mortar studio in Southwest Atlant
Arzell Thompson Jr.
From my first painting that I sold to my elementary school Assistant Principal, a junior high painting that was displayed at the White House, to Germany, where, while enlisted, I became the first Black graphics illustrator in the Air Force, it was there. The paint and watermarks on this vessel are remnants of certified originals at Princeton university, with former President Jimmy Carter, generations of art collectors, and more than 70 years of passion. My mom was, is, and forever will be my inspiration, sacrificing this coffee pot that has held my brushes since childhood. She gave me a key to what is my lifeblood. I don’t just make art. I dream about it, I breathe it, I can’t live without it! And now, I share it with you. May you enjoy my creations, discover your inspirations and carry your “coffee pot” wherever you go.
My name is Daneyah Lawshea; I’m 19 years old and a self-taught traditional/digital artist. I live in Snellville, Georgia, but I was born in Miami, Florida. I’ve been drawing and painting since I was a very young child. I create art because it’s, in a way, a form of self-expression for me. I’m able to show my creativity and show artistry from my imagination. Some themes I like to use and explore for my art are anime, gaming, and fantasy aesthetics. Also, I love to infuse my characters and the many stories that come with them. My inspiration comes from my family. They always regard me to the highest degree and instill me with confidence. So thanks to their care and kindness, my passion grows each day. Some hopes for the future are to grow and learn many other techniques/mediums. I alos wish to show and share with others like myself.
Daniel Flores (DTM, DaCreativeGenius) is a multidisciplinary vector artist working on character art for games, comics, animation and NFTs, DTM is born and raised in East LA now based in Atlanta, GA.
During his Pre-Teen years, DTM lived in Mexico City where studying Aztec History took over his imagination and so began his affinity to Aztec Art and Mythology. Since 2004, DTM has participated in well over 25 group ArtShows in the Atlanta Area including the Art Beats and Lyrics exhibit at the High Museum of Art Atlanta. DTM’s art focus is on personal projects like the Skully Series (an NFT collection), Azteca Moderno (traditional fine art and 2d Illustrations) and a graphic novel and mobile game project that is slowly evolving.
Sherrell Anderson is a native of Norfolk, VA. but found Atlanta to be where she would plants her seeds in 1993. She is a wife, mother and grandmother. As an artist and visionary creator, she started a nonprofit organization called Artistic Expressions in the early two thousand for teenagers, teaching them through the arts. Artistic Expressions was highly successful at helping many teenagers find their voice and purpose. In doing so, Sherrell discovered her full and true purpose. As a creative, it was easy to picture things in color and Her love for Fedoras merged with her desire to create unique art, and now we have The Ahmazing Culture Fedora. Creating masterpieces that has spanned across the world, she is the Fedora “lady” to worldwide celebrities and local celebrities Alike. Creating each piece by hand she’s coined the phrase “no stencils” and she imparts good energy into each one. Her work can be seen on many stages and television networks. Fedoras are not for bad hair days, it’s a Lifestyle.
About Kai Cameron
Hello, my name is Kai Cameron and I’m a 20 year old junior attending Savannah College of Art and Design. I’m majoring in Business of Beauty and Fragrance and minoring in French. I use my painting and makeup artistry as a means of universal, transcending communication.
About Dante Dante Yarbrough,An award-winning artist, Dante Yarbrough, was born and raised in East Cleveland, Ohio. Having earned a BFA degree from Clark Atlanta University, Dante’s canvas and wood paneled creations range from figurative, to expressionist, to the abstract. Dante’s art symbolizes freedom amidst confinement, healing despite pain, and calm within chaos.