by DeMarcus Smith
Dimensions: 48″ x 36″
Media: Acrylic on wood
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Inspiration for Amina
Being a new artist, you struggle with what and how to paint, and that was the biggest issue for me before this piece was created. Amina is my niece, my one and only. She is the closet thing that I have to a daughter, and she is beautiful to me in everyway. This particular photograph of was taken at 6 months and is my favorite picture of her and I always wanted to capture it in a more intricate and personal way. This piece also allowed me to integrate some of my graphic design techniques into the composition, which is the explanation for the sort of vectored or internal shapes you see inside the piece. Regardless of what I go on to paint, this piece will forever be my favorite.
DeMarcus Smith was born and raised on the North side of Flint, MI. He is a graduate of the Charles Stewart Mott Visual Communication program, and is currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan-Flint. DeMarcus is fairly new to the art world as a fine artist as he didn’t start painting until October 2009. He works as a freelance graphic designer and also creates hand painted custom t-shirt designs. “Amina”, was his first attempt at fine art and has been exhibited at Scene Metro Space gallery in East Lansing, MI along with other works by this artist.