As a way of recording her personal experiences, observations, and feelings, Atlanta, Georgia-born, African-American artist Ariel Dannielle paints enchanting large-scale portrait paintings that also highlights the black woman’s typical daily life, perspectives, and identity in the USA.
I paint with the hope that my viewers not only feel empowered and inspired, but also seen and understood. (…) I aim to show my experiences in a way of thriving, not just surviving. Though seeing the history of my culture is important, I do not want to be defined by my trauma, our joy should be highlighted too. I believe there is still room for more exploration for Black figures in art when it comes to representation. It is my hope that my depiction of simple everyday experiences provides new understandings of Black womanhood and causes new connections to be made.Ariel Dannielle