About The Artist
I became an artist with a simple idea in mind: create art that encourages my people to live more joyful, authentic lives.
I am Kayla Je’wel Lucas, a Black American visual artist.
I draw inspiration from my journey through life as a Black American woman. I look to the nuanced experiences of the women in my family, my community, and throughout history to bring authenticity to my practice. My art practice centers figuration and portraiture, but I am currently adding abstraction and mixed media to my latest work to explore the layers and textures of the Black experience more fully through my lens. I am interested in the interactions of figure and space to create narratives and meanings aligned with how colors and shape evoke emotion. I hope that when viewers interact with my work, they experience a nostalgic connection that implores them to see their own experience within those my art depicts.
I am proud of my Blackness and I am loud about it.