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A very blue detail of a current work in progress painted by a sporadically β€˜blue’ gal (me)πŸŒ‘πŸ§ΏπŸ’ŽπŸ’™πŸ¦‹

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β€˜Mon triste ami’ πŸŒ‘βœ¨πŸŒ‘πŸŒ±πŸŒ‘βœ¨πŸŒ‘ 40cm x 31cm, oil in canvas 🌱✨🌱✨🌱(c’est plus romantique en franΓ§ais. Non?)

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@jakegrewal always coming out on top with the hand made birthday cards!πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜πŸ₯³ Thanks love...wish my hair actually looked this goodπŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ #birthday #art #drawing

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Thank You for all the well wishes today and Happy Birthday to me in all my shinny and slightly blurry glory! πŸ‘ΈπŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ₯³ TWENTY-FIVE AND THRIVING!!🌹😘🌹😘🌹😘🌹😘🌹(I mean thriving may be a push but yknowπŸ˜‚)

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It feels like it was almost a lifetime ago since I was in China (2 years today) for an artist residency and became the local black celebrity πŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ‘ΈπŸΎ ➑️ swipe right for my fans 🌹#nopictures #welcometomycrib

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Don’t 🌱Forget 🌱About 🌱Me 🌱 a detail from a latest (with typed text translations) of instructions to a near impossible task to do πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ¦±πŸ‘ΈπŸΎπŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸŒΉ #unforgettable #taurusseason

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A snippet of a new painting which lets into my low key (high key) obsession of slyly quoting Kate Bush in my work πŸ˜‡πŸ˜˜πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈβœ¨ . . . β€œGive me these moments back, give them back to me”

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Earlier this month my last blog post for my @newcontemps X @sarabandefoundation studio residency was posted. It was written in the wake of returning from a residency in Johannesburg and I was (as per) all up in my feels πŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ‘ΈπŸΎπŸ˜…πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ If you fancy giving it a read you can follow the link in the bio on the new contemps page and find it in blogs ✌🏾 . . . What a wonderful world it would be if there were 7 of me? One for each day of the week/ for each of my personalities πŸ˜‡

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Catch me in the latest issue of @ohcomelymag πŸ’– piece written by the lovely @breaudreygraham and photos by Kirsty Noble . . . The piece is part of a larger feature of some of the creative ladies of @sarabandefoundation including myself (obvs) @krisewalsh @roberts.wood and @saelia_aparicio βœ¨πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ

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My colour philosophy is that there is absolutely under no circumstances an ugly shade of green πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸ§€πŸΈπŸ¦–πŸŒ΅πŸŠπŸŒ΄πŸŒ²πŸŒ³πŸ€πŸƒπŸπŸ₯’πŸ₯¬ #dontatme (even vom green...I could make it work) #green #inspo

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β€˜You Look Good in Green’ 2019 Oil on canvas 🌿🌾🌿✨

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New work soon come βœŒπŸΎπŸ’…πŸΎπŸ˜˜

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The beginning workings of something new πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒΏπŸƒ#springhassprung

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The Katie Paterson and JW Turner exhibition at the Turner Contemporary in Margate was well and truly mesmerising! πŸ˜βœ¨πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜πŸŒ‘πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”πŸŒ™πŸ’«βœ¨

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Still convinced braids make me look like a teen...but may as well embrace them for a selfie no..πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ’šπŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ¦±βœ¨(their remaining days are numbered)

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My paintings converse with the idea of repetitive patterns and ritualistic behaviour. It also refers a lot to Sex and Intimacy...so I’m going to claim that as the reason why I accidentally have a recurring pattern of Sperm all over my works πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜ πŸ’¦ #happyaccident

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FINALLY!! Today I dedicated the last hour of my studio day to actually painting something! Amidst all the other things I have to get done and a month away focusing my time on absorbing and thinking it has literally felt like months since I’ve picked up a brush pressure free and just painted! What a wonderful way to start the week! Is Mercury still in retrograde (?) because is so it can kiss my πŸ‘πŸ˜˜πŸ’…πŸΎ #Mondaymagic #mondaymotivation

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β€œMy Honey” 🍯🍯🍯 a sweet lil thing inspired by life and a Skeeter Davis classic πŸ’…πŸΎπŸ˜˜

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY! πŸ‘ΈπŸ»πŸ‘ΈπŸΌπŸ‘ΈπŸ½πŸ‘ΈπŸΎπŸ‘ΈπŸΏπŸ’–πŸ₯° There are not enough swipe across options here for me to directly honour all the amazing women that touch my life be it personally or otherwise...So instead I’ll encourage you to come to β€œTHE ART OF SUCCESS” -next Tuesday 12/03/2019-at 7pm- a panel talk curated by me and hosted at @sarabandefoundation in celebration of international women’s day, highlighting the amazing talents and success of @ashleighkane @emmafineman @rosa_johan lead by @tjboulting. With 4 amazing creative ladies, an encouraged lengthy open conversation portion of the evening and cocktails provided by @ketelone for a booking fee less than a cup of coffee you don’t want to miss this! πŸ˜‰πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜ COME ENJOY AND SUPPORT NO MATTER YOUR ASSIGNED GENDER, IDENTITY OR PRONOUN! COME AND CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY (month) WITH US XXXXX Booking link in my bio πŸ’…πŸΎ

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Some bits from my JoBurg studio including two texts β€œThoughts on belonging” and β€œMaybe it’s because I’m a Londoner” ✨✨✨#cominghome

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So it’s almost been a month that I’ve been in South Africa and i think it’s fair to say it’s been an important trip for me. This collection of notes is from an on going piece that will be further developed called β€œLets talk about belong” For a painter 4 weeks away in a completely new space is no time at all to give your all to your usual practice, but being here I’ve had a lot of time to think (maybe too much- haha). This trip has been filled with learning and questioning both the history and present day of this land and the stories of the people I’ve met but also learning and questioning my own self as a Black British woman and artist....some questions/ thoughts more light hearted than others but hey ho. I think my time here will highly influence my practice in the next coming months leading to presenting some of the work at the #LagosBiennial later in the year It’s had it’s up and downs but the people here are remarkable and I can say knowing that it’s the full truth that...never in my life have I gotten as many Uber’s or heard Davido more on the radio than I have done here πŸ˜‰πŸ’–πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦βœ¨

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Yea it’s real real ugly here....πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŽπŸŒž

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This is the Bo-Kaap district (Malay district) in Cape Town, where the local people are as bright and colourful as the streets. The houses are said to have been painted these gorgeous colours as a form of expression by the imported Malaysian and Indonesian slaves who were emancipated in 1834 and then rightfully given the chance to own their own homes. It holds the oldest mosque in South Africa and during apartheid it was declared a Muslim only area (insert 1000 eyerolls) now it is a top tourist spot because it’s absolutely stunning and is a multicultural hub with family business galore and lovely men who sit with you and tell you about their neighbourhood whilst offering you a delish warm samosa πŸ₯°πŸ’–βœ¨

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I didn’t get his name, but it was love at first sightπŸ₯°πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ’–βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨ #HAPPYVALENTINESDAY #doggo #trulove

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I love my teeny tiny little studio mirror πŸ₯°βœ¨ (I need a new phone case)

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A wee #WIP from my studio in South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ’™πŸ’›

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Cocktails (with mint plucked straight from the garden) and Cake time in Soweto πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸΈπŸ§

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This weekend I spent a day enjoying the most gorgeous garden in Soweto that has been grown simply from cuttings of plants and cloning existing plants all loved and nurtured by one aspiring farmer. Check the size of this basil!πŸƒπŸƒπŸ’–πŸƒπŸƒ

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Green is the sexiest aesthetic.β™»οΈπŸ’šπŸ¦ πŸŒ΅πŸŒ±πŸŒ³πŸ¦–πŸ¦ŽπŸπŸ’πŸŠβ˜˜οΈπŸ€πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸ˜˜πŸ₯° #FACT #dontatme #johannesburg

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So apparently me setting myself tedious paint related tasks are therapeutic for people to watch...so here ya go petals βœ¨πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ¨πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ¨βœ¨

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See ya on the other side kids πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ a South African art adventure is awaiting me πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ˜˜βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™‹πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯° #brb #joburg

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Early Autumn frolics in Folkestone with the wonderful @conqueenie πŸ’‹πŸ’–πŸ™‹πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #windswept πŸŒͺ

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One of the 3 original paintings that started my Love Letters to Siri series is currently on show at @the_editgallery in Cyprus until March 2nd βœ¨πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ύβœ¨πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ύβœ¨πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ύβœ¨ #InternationalBaby πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‡

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First solo show is now done and dusted so one last big THANK YOU to all that came over it’s short sweet and delightful duration πŸ˜˜πŸ’– I’m one very happy young painter who day by day is happier than ever that she never listened to her high school teachers and didn’t pursue a career in something β€œstraight forward and academic” πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

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What’s a perfect way to spend the weekend? Go and see some art at the @sarabandefoundation and getting to say Hi to meee??! Sounds like a good idea tbh... - My solo show β€˜One English Pound’ open today and tomorrow 11am-5pm βœ¨πŸ’–πŸ’«πŸ’–βœ¨πŸ’–πŸ’« #lastchance

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β€˜Nuestro Planeta Roto’, 2019, acrylic, charcoal, ink, glitter and oil on canvas, 170 x 120cm✨ πŸ’« β˜„οΈ - Officially the last work to be made as part of my β€œLove Letters to Siri” series and currently on show @sarabandefoundation until 5pm Sunday 20th January 2019...pop by and say hi!! (PleaseπŸ˜‡)

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THANK YOU!!! To everyone who came to the opening of β€˜One English Pound’ and also to those who couldn’t make it but continue to support my work and support me as the borderline cray and sassy shit I am! Honestly my heart is soooo full right now and I had an amazing evening! Thank you all the lovely ladies @sarabandefoundation and all my studio pals who helped make the evening glorious for all the guest, you mean the world to me!!✨ I feel very proud of myself which is something I rarely say (or believe in tbh)...so also thank you to me for being me πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ΈπŸΎ Open Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January 10am-5pm. Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January 11am-5pm

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NUFF SAID RLY (come thru) πŸ˜‡πŸ˜˜ rsvp link in bio

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Tidying up my studio is hell...I’ll pay someone in mini cheddars to come do it for me πŸ˜‡πŸ˜˜πŸ™ƒ #pleaseandthankyou

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πŸ“βš½οΈπŸŽΎπŸ€πŸπŸ₯ŠπŸŽ±βšΎοΈ It’s a pleasure to let ya know that I’ll be part of @the_editgallery β€˜s inaugural show, Artists Are The New Athletes. Limassol, Cyprus. Opening 20th Jan ✨ If you happen to be in Limassol or fancy a Cypriot vacation then go check out this group show...It’ll be fabulous πŸ˜˜πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΎπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΎπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΎπŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ύ

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Eating Good and staying sassy since β€˜94 πŸ‘ΈπŸΎπŸ’–βœ¨πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ (check pic 3 for the truly satisfied face of a just fed dumpling )πŸ˜‡ #eatgood #familyalbum #happyholidays

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We are well and truly Basic and I’m sure Yayoi Kusama wouldn’t have it any other way βœ¨πŸŒΉπŸ‘ΈπŸΌπŸ‘ΈπŸΎ

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A detail of some scribbling of words dug out from my old archives of poetic life and music influenced ramblings that’ve been written within my current work in progress. . . β€œI always fall for the ones that have no courage. It’s like they see my crown and I see some kind of beauty in their lies” πŸ’«βœ¨πŸ‘ΈπŸΎπŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

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Excited to announce that I’ll be having a solo show this January at @sarabandefoundation πŸ’– β€˜One English Pound’ will showcase a selection of my work from over the past 6 months and some new things that I’ve been working on! ✨🌿✨ Come along to the opening for some new year merriment and cocktails πŸ₯‚

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A wee little study for a Meditative Monday Moment βœ¨πŸŒΏπŸ’«

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All the Christmas Joy you could ever possibly wish for! ✨πŸ₯‚πŸ’–πŸ’«πŸŽ„πŸ₯‚πŸ’–βœ¨ thank you @sarabandefoundation for the Christmas shenanigans and thank you @joshua.beaty for our amaaaazing Christmas decorations 😍 #purejoy

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Eat good baby ✨🌿🍌✨

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TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH: A visual representation of a millennial’s attachment towards the unnecessary πŸ€πŸ€™πŸΎπŸ’«πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈβœ¨πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ’« . . #fashion #love #zipit #millenials #ForWhy

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If I could feel half as at peace as I do when I look out of the window and realise I’m at ease above the clouds, life would be perfect βœ¨β˜οΈβœ¨πŸ’–β˜οΈβœ¨(and this is coming from someone who is crazy scared of heights) #ontopoftheworld

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I have very talented friends πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ’–πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ @soulkissesarts_official show last night was πŸ”₯Thanks for having me Berlin x