Born in Brooklyn NY, Ramona is Motivational Artist, Curator, Choreographer on Canvas, Teacher, Arts Administrator, Choral Singer, Accidental Historian, Occasional Blogger.
Sharing her pride in Caribbean heritage, growing up in Brooklyn and a long dance career, Ramona Candy uses color, movement and texture to create vivid, choreographically inspired collages and hand-pulled prints. "Having communicated through movement most of my life, it's only natural that it manifests in my works on paper and canvas."
Her current and ongoing body of work “Our History, Our Pride” -- portrait sketches in acrylic and collage -- is a slight departure from her exuberant statements on culture and dance. Generated by a year of social media posts celebrating black history, Ramona refers to googled bios and images to share history and create visual stories with paper, acrylic, texture, color. Collage-sketches and mixed media portraits on 20” x 20” canvasses highlighting individual figures in American history from the African American perspective. Taken from all areas of ingenuity (medicine, the arts, education, religion, entertainment, journalism, etc), each portrait is accompanied by an abbreviated bio that will provoke inquiry and inspire conversation. http://www.ramonacandy.com/659559/introduction/
As with all her works in the visual arts, music and dance, Ramona captures the heart and soul -- of people, places and situations. Artist, curator, writer, performer, speaker, mentor, producer, Ramona is a motivational artist
For a little more insight (smile), please visit her blog at www.ramonacandy.blogspot.com.
Ramona maintains a studio in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
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