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I’m a natural creator. I’ve been focused on the concepts of self-awareness and laws of the universe. I believe that I can create anything. I opened Lucid Art Gallery in 2011. I express my thoughts, emotions, and consciousness through painting and photography.
My creations are themed in matters of the mind such as sensation and perception, moods, and relationships. I have been painting since childhood. My art expresses my current state of mind. I use color, brushstrokes, and layering to display on paper what emotion I am experiencing.
I love painting a reflection of feelings and emotions. I capture times of happiness, loss, anger, love, confusion, power, contentment, elation, and even those feelings I can't describe.
I enjoy the freedom of expressional art by using rapid paint-handling, indistinct shapes, large rhythms, broken color, uneven saturation, and pronounced brushwork.
I'm also in love with painting eyes, especially the iris. I see many universes in each eye that contain super novas, a black hole, and solar winds.
One thing I love is taking photographs of nature. It is amazing some of the images that are hidden right before our eyes.
Science and Art
I am fascinated by science. I love human anatomy, applied physics, inorganic chemistry, and astrology. I am obsessed with art. I love lighting, colors, movement, contrast, depth, complexities.
I knew that these two paths would cross in my life. Born in me is a passion to create ocular prosthetics. I’m jumping through all the hoops, but I make a game out of it. It’s fun.
I find myself falling in love with a new aspect in this profession. I focus on all the gratifying elements of this craftsmanship.
I can’t tell you exactly how I’m going to get there, but I know I’ll be textbook famous.This journey is beyond a feeling of satisfaction.
The Mind’s Eye
Touring the Gallery
I invite you to tour the online gallery and explore the various exhibits, browse through the gift shop, and contact me for any commission requests.
There are 20” x 30” Originals (Unframed). These paintings are expressional and display my mind at a pin-point in time.
There are 12” x 12” Iris Canvas (Box/Unframed). These paintings are of the human eye, realistic and conceptual.
There is a new exhibit opening titled, “Iris in Paradise.” These paintings are 8” x 10” Canvas (Flat/Unframed).
I started a blog titled, “Eye Love Your Eyes.” This will be the story of becoming an Ocularist. I’m taking an unorthodox approach. This blog will encourage others to follow their dreams no matter the obstacles.
After an original painting is purchased, prints will be made available through Fine Art America.
Tailoring Needs is an online platform that serves as medium to connect Clients with a large pool of custom-wear Tailors around the world.
Tailoring Needs launched in 2017 to serve the community of people who are actively looking for a Tailor to sew their outfit. This is prevalent among those seeking to sew their aso-ebi for African weddings, Prom dress, African Wedding attire, and those in love with custom-made outfits. The goal is that no matter where you go in the world you can use our platform to easily find and connect with a tailor near you. Let’s revolutionize tailoring services together
OUR MISSION IS:
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Frank J. Phillips, a retired combat veteran, entrepreneur and public relations professional with more than 30 years of international and organizational public relations experience.
His experiences have taken him from the Pentagon to Capitol Hill and have included such positions as press secretary for Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Pentagon spokesperson, and spokesperson for Gen.Tommy R. Franks.
Phillips is a retired professor who has held full-time and adjunct professorships in Communication and Public Relations at Prince George's Community College, Central Texas Community College, Bowie State University and University of Maryland.
In his retirement, Phillips enjoys mentoring, writing, competitive billiards, cooking, and traveling. He has recently been certified by the Billiards Congress of America as a recognized Professional Billiard Instructors Association.
Antonio T. Smith Jr., B.A., M.A.T.S., is the Business Advisor to Les Brown, a native Texan and the Pastor of Church for the Unchurched. According to Podomatic Inc., Tony has four top-rank podcasts that with hundreds of thousands of listeners spanning 80 countries and is one of the most downloaded inspirational and business speakers in the world.
In 2014, his first book, Keep Walking, was released by Xulon Press debuting at the top of Amazon Best Selling List and quickly rising to 11 in its category.
Growing up in Galveston, TX, Tony has learned firsthand what it’s like to feel abandoned, to struggle but to eventually learn how to overcome hardships. In his book Keep Walking: How God Worked Through My Logic, Tony reveals some of the most painful and heartbreaking events in his life and shows that while he may have felt like he was drowning in every situation, it was God carrying and molding him into the person he has become today.
While his success as an entrepreneur, leader, and motivational speaker has led him to be featured in several magazines, international speaking engagements, and blessed with many awards, Tony remains humble. He is quick to share that none of the success and accolades are a result of him or anything he has done, but everything is a direct result of God’s goodness, positive vibes, and his team. Using his B.A. in Christianity and his Masters of Arts in Theological Studies, both from Houston Baptist University, and his training as a military intelligence Sergeant in the United States Army, Tony is able to reach people all over the world. His “me too” mentality encourages people to know that while they are going through life’s ups and downs, they are never alone. He has been there before and he has come out on top. Therefore, so they. Tony firmly believes that no one should suffer alone and is passionate about helping people strive in life instead of surviving in it. With his beautiful wife Elishia and kids, Danni, Aiden and Ashton by his side, Tony plans to change the world one positive vibe at a time.
Tony is an Internationally recognized trainer, speaker, and author in the Religious and Self-help categories. Tony specializes in Business, Leadership, Teleconference Presentations, Personal Breakthroughs, Prosperity Consciousness, Mindset Training, and all levels of effective marketing, as well as scholarship in the Old Testament and Jewish Covenants. He owns one of the most successful tech companies in Southeast Texas.
After college, Anika joined one of the world’s leading fashion-retail companies at its earliest stages in the U.S. Less than three years later she developed into a District-level Manager overseeing New England, Upstate New York, and Mid-Atlantic locations. Anika's personal mission, work experience, along with travels to various countries within Africa, Central America, Asia, and Europe, developed her understanding of community service, customer service, and design. In 2012 she launched her first entrepreneurial endeavor, Nubian Hueman serving as the Owner and Chief Curator. Nubian Hueman is a social enterprise that specializes in sourcing and curating unique goods, fashion, and art by designers representing the global Diaspora. We have partnered with close to 400 artists and designers, from 6 different continents, and over 25 countries. We have been awarded for our social impact work, honored by former Pres. Obama, voted DC's best boutique, highlighted in the Washington Post along with various major publications, news outlets, and radio stations.
About Nubian Hueman
Nubian Hueman is a catalyst for culture, community, and the development of the creative economy by connecting the consumer to independent artists from across the world. We bring popular culture, and fair-trade to a modern brand experience by serving as a means to promote collective interaction, community development, and global responsibility through a fresh and artistic platform.
We are a social enterprise that specializes in sourcing and curating unique goods, fashion, and art by designers representing the global Diaspora. We break the myth that artists cannot live through their creative abilities which drives us to change the narrative of design around the world. Our success has been in partnering with close to 400 artists and designers, from 6 different continents, and over 25 countries. We are the only digital and brick-and-mortar with 99% of it's products made and purchased by people of color. Essentially we are the link that binds creative sustainability and international commerce.
Adebisi Adebowale is a first-generation, Nigerian-American who was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. She is a businesswoman and blogger who speaks, coaches, and consults to uplift and facilitate the promotion of opportunities, growth, and education for Africans in the Diaspora. What began as a fashion blog to answer all the inquiries about her different Ankara print designs in 2010, Beese’s Pieces, the everyday African [life]style blog, has later become a platform to showcase the realities of life in the African diaspora in the United States. She showcases different African-inspired fashion and styles by various designers, including her own she designs for her company DeBisi, that can be worn every day or for special events. Through her lifestyle blog, she ventures to take you with her to some of the best African restaurants (#BeeseEats), suggests some life hacks for travel, hair, personal finances, and good reads (#BeesesBookClub). All the while, professing her faith and love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In 2015, she started her company Upliftology™, where she helps college-bound students prepare for the college application process by finding their voice and purpose in order to best maximize their potential and turn their dreams into reality. After earning over $250,000 for her own education at The George Washington University, she has made it her mission to help other students attend and graduate college debt-free! Her clients, whom she calls her scholars, have enrolled and (a few have) graduated debt-free from schools like Columbia University, Syracuse University, University of Maryland - College Park, and many more and have earned over $2.5 Million in scholarships to date. When she is not writing for the blog, on a photoshoot, or traveling, Adebisi loves spending time with her family, watching football, and eating pizza! She's been featured in various media and high-profiled events including Essence Festival, BET Music Awards, MadameNoire, and most recently, TEDx.
Sultry with an intellectual edge, Love Nafi is a true afropolitan with a mission to change the way our generation views the world. Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Maryland with strong foundation in her Nigerian roots, Nafi grew up knowing she wanted to be a unique voice in the community.
She is an honors scholar and graduate of New York University, where she received her B.A. in Youth development and Performing arts at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She began her career serving underprivileged populations in DC, NYC, and Baltimore as an arts mentor and health educator. Her notable experiences include developing educational initiatives at Riker’s Island Jail Academy and researching content for the esteemed textbook, Theatre for Change. She has written content for publications such as Blavity, Black Bride, and Radiant Health Magazine. With time, she honed her desire to promote health and completed doctoral training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.Love Nafi has also pioneered her own health and lifestyle brand, FIT.FOCUS.FINESSE.
For Love Nafi performance is second nature. In 2010 she was a principle dancer and choreographer for the Dancers Choreographer’s Alliance at NYU, and was also featured in a music video by DC’s own hip hop artist and world renown youth activist, Asheru. She has held featured roles in productions of For Colored Girls, Vagina Monologues, and Absolutely Posi+ive, a regional tour sponsored by the Tom Joyner Foundation and the CDC. Her love for the stage has led her to MC several events including poetry slams and cultural showcases.
In 2015, she garnered her own productive force to create an original series titled, The Living Room. This endeavor eventually earned her an award for “New Member of the Year” from the Public Access Corporation of the District of Colombia. She believes that through art you can move the masses. She currently produces multimedia content that draws inspiration from contemporary Pan- African ideology.