Featured Artist Aarica Blackett

Our Featured Artist is Aarica Blackett.  She is not only an emerging artist, but an author as well. She discusses her art and inspiration. You can see more of her work by visiting her website, Art Pieces of a Dream.

Artist Statement:

Have you ever seen how the beautiful things in life evolve from a mere thought into a concrete vision that you can see, touch and feel? To watch thoughts fester into unique ideas illustrating individuality, then viewing how the lines and colors on a canvas bloom into a picturesque image full of emotions, clarity, depth, and purpose. Each art piece has a story to tell, each piece represents a piece of the dream, a dream to capture life’s precious moments with lines, bright colors and creativity.

Come and take a piece of my dream…

Artist Bio:

Aarica J. Blackett is a young, budding, new artist residing in Atlanta, GA. Although she has expressed her creativity in different art forms all her life, she started painting on canvas during her senior year in college. Described as vibrant and picturesque, her artwork focuses on African-American women in various stages of life. Her gallery, entitled Art Pieces of a Dream, includes more than 60 pieces, and each art piece is crafted using an acrylic medium, with some also including mixed media.

In addition to canvas paintings, Aarica also paints on 100% silk ties and various clothing designs. Aarica is also the author of the recently published book, No Longer Daddy’s Little Girl, a book that encourages young girls to strive towards being the best, regardless of their situation.

Aarica graduated from Spelman College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in French.


  1. April Gillis says

    The book was great! It was quick yet powerful to read. I know it will inspire young girls everywhere.

    I love your ties and paintings too. (I had Aarica paint a Marine Corp tie for my dad this past Christmas and he absolutely loved it.)

    Keep up the great work and I can’t wait to see what you produce next.


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