Artist of the day: Jasmine West
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Jasmine West started making art when she was a child and continued studying and creating during high school through the art program at Rufus King. Today, she works on her art projects as often as she can and has completed community projects, children's book illustrations, graphic designs and live paintings. In her free time, she does sketches, crafts and paintings.
"I would describe my art as a bold and positive representation of the black community," says West. "Humanity inspires my art and the effect it has on people."
Since getting laid off from her job during the COVID-19 outbreak, West has had more time to develop her craft.
"I've become closer to my art. I've taken more risky techniques and built on them with my pieces," she says.
West will also be a guest on this week's MKEfest Virtual Art Walk Series, Saturday, May 23 at 3 p.m. The series runs live every Saturday on OnMilwaukee's Facebook page. Find out more info about the series here.
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