Young Black Artists: Welcome!


Hello & Welcome to the YBA Blog!

I am beyond excited about taking the Young Black Artists movement to this platform!  My main goal for the YBA blog is to have a place for aspiring artists and seasoned artists to come and share/learn what it means to grow as an artist.  Most importantly, since its start on January 1, 2015, YBA has always been a place for artists to connect and learn about one another.  As an African American artist myself, I have always wanted to connect with other black artists who are exactly where I am in their careers and even further along!

If you are a supporter of this movement, thank you so much for making it what it is so far on Instagram! My hope is that this movement will continue to grow and people will continue to be inspired!

Would you like to be a featured artist on the YBA blog?  Send an email to expressing your interest OR send a DM to our Instagram containing your email and I will be in touch!  

Again, thank you for your support!  I am very excited to see where this page will go.


About the author

I’ve never been a huge fan of the figure of speech “jack of all trades,” but that is the best way I can explain the direction my life has moved in. My journey has exposed me to graphic design, illustration, UX design, and even a little bit of front-end development. More so, as a jack of many trades, I am a master at one: painting. I consider my gift in painting to be more than a hobby, but a calling and the single thing that lead to the creation this community.

As the Founder of YBA, my goal is to simply be a resource and to fill in the gaps where needed. I am here to solve problems that many of us artists face each and every day. Whether that requires me to create a social media community, write an informative article, or simply have a DM conversation with another creative, my true passion is to serve this community that I am innately apart of.

Outside of creating, I find myself spending entirely too much time watching ASMR Youtube and obsessing over anything MCU and The Flash :)

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