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Featured Teen Artist: Yakira Carter

Yakira was accepted into the One Love Generation (OLG) mentee program in the eighth grade while attending Coan Middle School. During her first year, she studied under world-renowned mixed media artist/mentor, Dubelyoo and currently studies under stencil artist, Jessi Monroe.

We have watched her grow in incredible strides through her artwork & inner self. She is extremely gifted in the arts with a natural understanding of drawing unbeknownst to most adults in the field. We are excited to see where her work takes us and how she will contribute to the world through her talent. You’ll be seeing much more from this little creative fireball.

Yakira is about to begin her sophomore year at Grady High. She dreams to be awarded a scholarship to attend a prestigious art school in New York City.

Words from Yakira: OLG is my place to be. It’s my second home. I have family, friends and a healthy environment to do what brings bliss to me. All my life I’ve been drawing. I had no classes or lessons. It came…naturally. As I grew older I felt I was missing something. I joined OLG in ’10 thinking I’d become a better artist. But I also became a better person. I care about more things than just myself and I can thank OLG for giving me brand new eyes.

Recent work inspired by a music, acrylic on canvas:

Yakira working with her current mentor, Jessi Monroe:

Self portrait by Yakira Carter, Spray Paint:

Interpretation of One Love Generation by Yakira Carter, watercolor:

Yakira’s mock up for first potential client, watercolor:

Yakira Carter 2010, Acrylic on canvas:

Image from last year’s gallery show with 2010 mentor, Dubelyoo.  Work by Yakira Carter & Courtney Peterson, acrylic on wood:

The Women in Yakira’s Life, pen & ink:

If you would like to purchase thank you cards made by Yakira (shown below) or commission her for custom work, please email jennifer@onelovegeneration.org for more information.

Yakira in focus mode………can’t believe we captured it!