Good day divas and dudes!!!
I love art, especially art that imitates life. I think that it is so cool to see the artist interpretation of what is real. It is a reminder that just like beauty, life is in the eye of the beholder too.
I recently became familiar and obsessed with a artist by the name of Jonquel Norwood. When I tell you that this girl gives me life, I mean that literally. She recently shared some illustrations of different blogger including myself and I just love them all. However, her dope works; QueenLife and The Pharaoh are my absolute favorites.
For those of you that don’t know Jonquel yet, allow me to introduce you to a young lady with vision and an amazing gift.
My name is Jonquel Norwood and I am an illustrator who does body positive plus size fashion illustration. I was born and raised in a small city outside of New Orleans which is where I discovered artistry and my love for art. After hurricane Katrina, I moved to Atlanta to finish my college degree. I studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I was first introduced to fashion while living in Atlanta, but I noticed that my style and body type was not always represented in fashion. After I graduated college I soon realized I wanted to go on an adventure. I thought New York could be the first step, but I had no clue I would ever move to New York. Things happened and the opportunity came where I had the chance to move to New York. I moved to New York in the winter and everyone was bundled up and snow was everywhere, but then spring came. I noticed everyone had their own style and expressed themselves through fashion in a way I had never seen before. While looking on social media I discovered Full Figure Fashion week and my world was changed forever. I noticed women with my body type wearing bold and expressive fashion and I fell in love. I fell in love with the attitudes, the styling, and the movement of loving me. I had to put my new found love on paper and express what I was seeing. I was seeing body positive women loving themselves and not feeling ashamed and I wanted to illustrate that feeling to the world.