Black History in the Making: LaShonda Scott Robinson
“Black women are so under represented in the art world. As an artist and a woman of color, I feel it is my duty to share our stories on canvas. Being a woman of color, I understand our struggles and triumphs. I paint black women with compassion, dignity and strength.”
These are the words of LaShonda Scott Robinson,visual artist and advocate for celebrating the beauty of the black woman. To counteract the white, male dominated field of visual art, Robinson has launched her own website, lashondascottrobinson.com, specifically for the purpose of sharing her own paintings featuring black women. In these paintings, she attempts to capture not just the physical beauty of the black woman, but the soul of the black woman as well.
“Every soul is a rainbow,” she explained. “And though we may share the same colors, our personality renders each hue unique. As black women, we are often told we are not beautiful. My paintings celebrate our beauty.”
She compared her own journey as a self-taught visual artist who created her own watercolor technique to the uniqueness and honesty of black women.
“Being self taught, I had the freedom to create my own style. I was not confined by rules. My art is original and honest just like the souls of black women.”
Robinson’s website provides visitors with both previews of upcoming exhibitions and intuitive understanding into her artwork.
“Collectors will have first hand information about exhibitions and personal information regarding my artwork,” she said. “This will allow a more personal connection with my audience. I hope my art captures the beauty and complexity of our spirit, inspiring all women of color to love and respect themselves.”
For additional information on LaShonda Robinson and to view her paintings, go here.
By: Danielle Dixon
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