I've been aware of Nina since her 1965 cover of "I Put A Spell On You" but it's only recently that I've delved into her astonishing life and back catalogue. The words of "Young, Gifted & Black" are on her fabulous profile. The song is a dedication to her friend, the playwright Lorraine Hansberry, who coined the phrase in 1959.
This is a one-off Original piece on Saunders Waterford 300gsm HP paper, using mixed media including Watercolour Paint, Acrylic Paint, Inktense Pencils and occasionally Unison Colour Soft Pastels.
Unframed: 760 x 570 mm
Framed: 1063 x 868 mm