Highlighting & preserving women in Art
It’s a pleasure to introduce you to one of this month’s visual features, Jaszmine Hawkins.
She is now well known for her, colorful, curvaceous, powerful, sensual, Abstract/Afro-Futuristic depictions of women of the past, present and future. While observing Jaszmine’s pieces, one is left enough room for their imagination to go wild trying to figure out these characters stories which makes her work unique, fun and captivating. Jaszmine Hawkins hails from Freehold, NJ where she began painting at an early age. As years went by Hawkins has explored various cities known for their unique styles in art such as NYC, Philly, New Orleans and Los Angeles where she was inspired to fuse all the techniques she had picked up in her travels.
What lead you to become an artist?
“I always enjoyed creating art as a child, ask anyone, I made art out of anything that landed in my hands, but for years I always considered art a hobby. For years I thought I was going to be a Veterinarian. It wasn’t until Junior year of High School when I really began thinking about what I truly wanted to do with my life and my lust for being a Vet had greatly diminished. Leaving me room to really think about what it was I was passionate about, then I looked around years of art and how I evolved artistically. One could say I had an epiphany and I realized art is what I was meant to pursue.”