Since I remain quarantined in my home (still), I’m committing myself to upping my home decor game. For me September will be ‘wake up my blank walls’ month intersecting with ‘support an independent black artists month. I don’t have to go far; there are a number of artists I follow and stan on my instagram feed, which I have curated. I’m just getting my coins together so I can really support (keep an eye out on my IG). In the meantime, I’m spreading the word on these great black artists with art for sale.

The Black Artists

@coolurbanhippie
the lettering artist

His motto: I draw words and I make things to help people feel good and feel heard.

black artists coolurbanhippie Lettering Artist

1. Protect Your Energy | 2. Bruh | 3. Lookin’ Ass

@melarieoudelusi
the illustrator

Her words: She offers art with modern edge, feminine hues and intentional lines that captures women in solidarity and unity. The inspiration of her work stems from her belief in being surrounded by extraordinary people and beautiful things that ignites confidence and authenticity.

black artists Melarie Odelusi Illustrator

1. Poppy Bloom | 2. You Are Queen | 3. The Women

@nikkolas_smith
the concept artist

His words: He is focused on creating captivating art that can spark important conversations in today’s world and inspire meaningful change.

black artists Nikkolas Smith Concept Artist

1. King Chad | 2. Good Trouble (companion post: Rep. John Lewis (1940-2020): Good Trouble) | 3. Reflect

Go on to IG and give these artists some love. If you patronize their online shops, shout me out on IG (@curating.stories) and let me know what you bought! I would love to see how you guys incorporate these works into your home.

Side note: As art takes many forms, if you’re trying to find some mood music, take a peak at 5 Songs On Repeat (Vol 1) and let me know if any are your faves.