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The Black Lives Movement - Summer of 2020


Black Lives Matter Protest Mission District live watercolor

Painted at Mission Police Station, San Francisco, during early June BLM protests.

 

The summer of 2020 began with massive protests throughout the United States and across the world. Recent high-profile killings of Black Americans at the hands of police, including George Floyd, reignited a movement that not only brought to light the problems within domestic police forces, but also the systematic racism.

Black Lives Matter protest San Francisco Mission District watercolor

Painted at Dolores Park, San Francisco, during early June BLM protests.

 

I have been navigating these protests to depict the humanities within these protests through paintings of the individuals. I document each scene with a travel watercolor kit and travel journal. As events unfold, I will continue to paint throughout Bay Area protests. 

 

Black Lives Matter protest SF watercolor painting

Painted outside of San Francisco City Hall during BLM protests.

 

You can preorder the June book, which is currently underway. Proceeds will go to Black youth art programs. Click below to find out more!

  

 

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