Have you been to our website recently? If you click on Her Blaze you will see our featured artist for the month of April, Ruhkia.
Ruhkia primarily uses oil paints and African fabrics. She also is known to use gold leaf.
My favorite aspect of Ruhkia is she uses her art to explore deeper connections with humans and nature. She continually adds rich African-Caribbean culture to her work which sets her apart from many other artists.
The actor, Jamie Foxx said, “that’s what’s great about the arts. Everything inspires you, and you get a chance to grow from watching other people and how they do their work.”
There’s a lot of growth to be had by watching Ruhkia. Let’s take a look at her art!
This painting done by Ruhkia is stunning. She captures the shape of the woman’s lips so elegantly.
Her choice of color not only gives the painting depth but it adds texture as well. The same can be said for the skin as well.
Her technique with the paintbrush allows one to see the tone of the woman’s skin and it is offset beautifully by the simple, yet elegant, flowers added to the corners.
This painting gives me all sorts of feelings. The lips and teeth are so realistic.
The flowers make it more romantic and soft. And that’s exactly how I feel when looking at it.
It makes me have those sensual feelings, those feelings of intrigue. I’m intrigued by this painting because Ruhkia gives us so little of this woman but does it in a way that you can almost picture her entire face.
I love when art makes me feel!
This is one of those paintings that belongs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which ironically celebrated its 151 birthday yesterday. I think you would agree that Ruhkia has some stunning work.
Head over to her Instagram page to see how talented she is. It’ll help you understand why she is the featured artist for the month of April.
April is a great month to recognize a black, empowered woman as our featured artist. There is continual conflict on ‘The Talk’, Daunte Wright unjustly lost his life and the Chauvin trial continues, we need to have a voice.
Just sitting back and remaining neutral is no longer an option. We need to start protecting black lives.
We need to support black businesses. We need to support black artists, such as Ruhkia.
Here at Her Blaze we believe all people have value and purpose and we strive to recognize their talents and uniqueness.
As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “If you can’t fly then run, And if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”