Amy Sherald’s portraits are vibrant yet realistic. It almost appears as if she is looking directly at the subject and painting them “on the spot”; however, the inspiration for her artistry comes from a different time and place. Amy states she is depicting people who existed in history whose presence was never documented. They are fairy-tale creations.
Whatever the case, her paintings would be well received in art galleries all across the world.
Note: You can check out more of her artwork at the Smithsonian Museum of African American Art in Washington, D.C. Enjoy!