Oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Samantha Dennis is a Toronto based visual artist of Jamaican descent. Using her borderline abstract - portrait style, she creates vivid portraits showcasing black womxn. Samantha received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCADU (Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto) in 2014. In late 2018, she started pursuing an independent art practice and is currently working towards her first solo show.
Not seeing enough representation, Samantha explores an interesting but, amazing space of being a black woman whilst viewing and painting other black womxn. Through the subtle poses and intense gazes, her works interact and challenge the viewer's gaze without being possessed. Samantha credits the inspiration of her works to the resilience, beauty, versatility and finesse of black womxn.