The Pieces of Our Puzzles
Passionate and imaginative artists share a little piece of themselves through diverse and contemporary images and artistry. These artists become the Pieces of our Premium Puzzles, made from Cultural Fine Art.
Currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri
Cbabi (pronounced Kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is an internationally-known visual artist and illustrator residing in St. Louis, Missouri. His subjects include family, children, music and a bunch of other cool stuff designed with line, bold color and phunk!
Bayoc, whose birth name is Clifford Miskell, Jr., adopted his name CBABI (Creative-Black-Artist-Battling- Ignorance) during his time at Grambling State University (‘92-‘95). In 1997, a legal name change took place at the time of his marriage. Later, Cbabi would change his last name to BAYOC (Blesed-African-Youth-Of-Creativity) as something that could be shared with his future children.
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Currently resides in Cordova, Tennesse
Jennifer Elaine (Jenn) is a Professional Fine Artist blessing homes and offices with aesthetically dope Black art around the world. In 2004, Jenn defied the odds of teenage pregnancy by graduating at the top of her class to attend University of Kentucky. She later transferred to the University of Louisville graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her world revolves around her two sons. In 2010, she relocated to Memphis, TN and has embraced the city with her creativity and ambition.
Jenn creates phenomenal paintings that display Black women in a positive light, embracing their natural kinks and curls graced with melanin-rich skin. Her art is internally driven, like a gateway to the soul. illustrating the beauty, power, dopeness, and resilience of Black women. She loves big, natural Afrocentric hair and bright engaging colors, so most of her artwork displays black women with kinky curly hair accompanied by a vibrant, colorful background.
Jenn is the definition of Black Girl Magic. She is excited to see where her art takes her in life, and hopes to continue to bless others with her gift.
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Currently resides in Newport News, Virginia
BD Stellmacher, Jr
Conversations through Canvas
Before you touched this earth I distinguished you from the rest, dedicating you to My divine purpose as my Holy brush. With a prophetic gift, I have anointed the eyes of your imagination to see and when you create that is my voice speaking through you to all mankind. That is what "Conversations through Canvas" is all about. You are my catalyst to trigger the conversation that I want to continue with my sons and daughters.
The canvas is the pulpit and the paint is the voice by which I have chosen to speak to a particular audience through you.
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Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Hello, I am Yeabtsega Getachew, a digital artist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Art is the passion that gives me the freedom to explore ideas in my own personal way of thinking. I love creating art because it is the realm where I can think outside the box and express deep and meaningful ideas the way I want them to be. It challenges me to see far out into the future and consider whether I will impact the way we see art from the country where I live. Most of my work seeks to use a method to convey abstract ideas that any viewer can interpret and relate to their personal life. Doing what I do is a privilege I am thankful for.
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Currently resides in Winston Salem, North Carolina
Danielle Benton (aka Render Goddess)
Tools: Daz Studio, ZBrush and Photoshop.
I’ve been a digital artist for 14 years and decent to highly skilled in other digital fields such as Photoshop, graphic art, HTML and animation. My art ranges from fan art to OCs to whatever else I conjure up.
I’m self taught.
My inspiration stems from everywhere. Could be from your mama too.
These are renders, NOT COSPLAYS.
I don’t mind anyone reposting anywhere, but PLEASE credit me.
All in all, I’m just a dope Black woman creating these renders from the corner of my cozy bedroom while I listen to music or have a show or a stream playing in the background. Nothing special to it except my imagination and my love for representation. ♡
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Currently resides in Farmers Branch, Texas
Welcome! I'm William Toliver, the creative mind behind WHTART. It's my vision to create work that openly resists, disregards, eludes, and challenges our limits by doing the impossible without fear. Because now is the time to imagine the world as it should be. Now is the time to redefine the limits of possibility. Because even the smallest impossibilities are examples of what is possible. Together we can imagine something different. So dream loudly and dare to inspire. Remember, I Defy Gravity.
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From Hartford, Conneticut
Jaii Marc Renee
With every brush stroke, Jaii Marc Renee opens his heart to the world using the paint as his blood and canvas as his heart.
The artist Jaii Marc Renee was born Mark Jamale Pinckney on March 7, 1986, in Hartford, CT. At age ten, he and his single mother moved to Manchester, where he has remained a member of the community ever since.
He has been married to art ever since his early years of life when he began to draw cartoons for family and friends. It wasn’t until high school that he picked up a brush for the first time, which was not love at first sight.
Like almost every artist, he struggled to find his identity or “style,” as some of us call it, sporadically painting for years after his introduction to an elective in a high school art class. Self-esteem and mental health played an adverse role, clouding the road to self-identity, but this same adversity paved the way for the artist he is today. Jaii Marc used painting as a mechanism to channel the difficult symptoms of Bipolar Depression. When his art is brought into your home, in reality, it’s his heart that you let in.
His unique style of large canvases, and black and white focal points, with a bold, vibrant pop of color and splatter abstract, are ways to identify his virtuosity.
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From Baltimore, Maryland
Wendy's inspirations stem from visions of women like her. Her quote is," I make beautiful." I never saw images of myself growing up. I wanted to recreate a vivid perception of what beauty is from a woman of color's perspective. As well as capture the beauty around me." The loss of her stepfather was the motivating catalysis to become a Visual Artist and embark on her destiny as an artist. In 2011, Wendy Marshall launched her first public presentation of work through Social media outlets. With great reviews, "Art By Wendy" was received by the audience with warm receptions.
After the "Facebook LIVE release," Wendy took full advantage to reach a significant audience. She created "Art By Wendy Live," a visual art platform in 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee. Since then, Wendy has been a driving force in Women's empowerment, advocating for the #BodyPositiveMovement and establishing herself as an Artistic Entrepreneur. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas, and is becoming a vibrant force in the Dallas Art Scene.
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Currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana
Toni'Tria Ballard is a twenty-three multimedia graduate from IUPUI. Although her most preferred medium is graphite because of its versatility, she holds all mediums close to her heart.
Her subject matter ranges from creepy horror to black activism.
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From Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
A young open-minded Visual artist who loves to come up with creative concepts that marry beauty and functionality through art that is intelligent, clean, and minimalistic in its visual aesthetic. Emmanuel Ignatius wants to capture all the simple African-based stories that tend to be forgotten by most.
His compositions celebrate black beauty and aim to tell the untold stories and experiences of our community by representing the various hairstyles, traditional garments and natural traits of the subjects. His work also alternates motifs, colors and tribal forms typical of Africa that enhance the message of strength transmitted by the people represented.
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Currently resides in Dallas, Texas
MiChelle Risby's artwork explores themes such as dance, relationships, and abstract forms. With her background in web development, MiChelle enjoys the flexibility and versatility of working digitally and is exploring different mediums.
With a passion for technology, cultural art, and puzzles, MiChelle Risby started Pieces Of Us By Us to bring all of her loves together.
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Ayodê França is from Pernambuco, Brazil
Ayodê França is a talented black artist, illustrator, filmmaker, and animator born in 1984 in Pernambuco, Brazil. His work can be described as a poetic investigation of the visual language of local popular culture, the archetypes of African matrix religions, and scenes of everyday urban life on the periphery of global capitalism. He mainly focuses on the forms and possibilities of transit of the black body within these realities.
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