Fuilles Vertes

This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure.

Shereene Fogenay was born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany, moving to Las Vegas with her family at the age of twelve. She later received an AA in Art from the College of Southern Nevada and managed the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art in Las Vegas for over six years. She works in acrylic, ink and watercolors to express her Guyanese heritage and declarations of people of color, specifically women of color. Shereene’s work celebrates the Black community, which sometimes includes her own family members, conveying dynamic expressions. She believes that in our society, black cultural expression is not always received well, and so allows her work to express her identity and the hopes she has of open expression for people of color. Often light and ethereal, her portraits capture the subject’s auras in a grassroots style, working in an expressive manner to portray emotions and moods of Black communities.

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