3 illustration images featured on NY-ArtNews.com for a written art review & artist interview


Three of my illustration images are featured on NY-ArtNews.com
for a written art review and artist interview by Faiq Imran.

The three illustrations featured are:

1. My Sun Shower Goddess, 2020 – Chalk pastels, Conte and charcoal drawing sticks & pencils on archival print-making & drawing paper, 18 x 21 inches

A portrait illustration capturing and interpreting the spirit of Janyleidys Cruz, a Cuban born and Toronto, Ontario, Canada based Canadian visual & tattoo artist who has the unique ability to be able to channel all of her many beautiful emotions into various creative entities both spiritually and in physical form by creating her visual artwork, symbolic tattoo art and the art of her love for dance and in relation to her love for sunny weather days, nature, animals, her developed love for her birthplace in Cuba and ocean and beach life which overall, summarizes her inner & outer beauty which magically and magnetically describes her vibrant full-of-life creative ways of being as a beautiful creative artist and person.

2. 2020 45th annual Toronto International Film Festival – Pencil, ink and digital, 18 x 24 inches

An unpublished poster illustration created to celebrate the arrival of the 2020 45th annual Toronto International Film Festival with the spirit and symbolism of the beauty and love filmmakers have to help bring stories and people together from around the world to life through the power of film for this exciting annual film festival.

3. Silent No More, 2019 – Pencil, ink and digital, 18 x 24 inches
This illustration image is featured for this news.

An illustration created to remember, honor and pay homage to the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots during June 28th to July 1st, 1969 which had the first brave freedom fighters stand up for their rights that widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

The brave people at the Stonewall Riots changed the course of LGBTQ+ rights in America forever and started a world-changing movement.

This illustration is created to help celebrate the New York City 2019 WorldPride festivities for the month of June as well as Toronto, Canada’s 2019 Pride Festival June 21st to 23rd Weekend with the theme being the idea of “Freedom” with the spotlight being on the first freedom fighters of the Stonewall Riots.

In 2019, NYC Pride welcomed WorldPride as they marked the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and a half-century of LGBTQIA+ liberation.