A couple of months ago in February, I revealed my portrait drawing of model – Winnie Harlow. She is known to the masses as a fashion model and also known as one of many who has Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition in which skin loses its pigmentation in areas of the body.
Through our conditioning we have given a label to this skin condition. A label which has made many who have the condition feel ‘different’ causing an effect emotionally and psychologically.
One of the reasons I felt inspired to draw a portrait of Winnie Harlow was not only to raise awareness to the skin condition she has but mostly because I was moved by how proudly she wore her skin. From following her journey through the years it was beautiful to see how Winnie’s confidence wearing her skin on the platform she has as a model, has encouraged those with similar skin conditions to embrace the skin they are in.
Meeting Winnie Harlow and unveiling her portrait was truly a moment I will cherish always! She is the first public figure I have drawn that has fully embraced my art and who I have had the pleasure of meeting.
To watch a video of the unveiling click this link: WINNIE HARLOW UNVEILING
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