As a long-time fan of the life and legacy of Nina Simone and of historic structures, I am excited to donate 100% of the profits of this painting, 10 signed prints, and an unlimited amount of high-resolution image downloads to The National Trust for Historic Preservation. This organization is currently working with a group of artists to preserve Simone's childhood home, as well as the associated stories of Simone's talent, bravery, and perseverance in the face of inequity.
I was drawn to this project because, as an artist and teacher, I am frequently reminded that who we choose to glorify and what we decide to preserve shapes which individuals and groups of people "make" history. This project is part of my goal to use art education and my artistic process to promote inclusivity. I created this painting of Nina Simone's childhood home using my signature mixed-media image transfer method to include a turn-of-the-century map of her hometown (Tyron, NC) in-between thoughtfully applied layers of paint.
If you reside outside the US or Canada, please contact me about purchasing work and shipping prices. If you are ordering a print, please allow two weeks for printing and packaging prior to shipping. I will post proof of my donation and updates about this project on my social media accounts - feel free to click the Facebook or Instagram buttons below to follow along.