Madiha Yearwood, Tampa Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement I was born in Long branch, New Jersey, but raised on St.Croix U.S Virgin islands. For me art has always been a passion. I love the infinite possibilities that a blank canvas represent. After high school I relocated to Tampa, Florida, where I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Fashion Design and marketing from the International Academy of Design and Technology.
Art has intrigued me for as long as I can remember. One of my favorite childhood memories is seeing my dad transform a blank canvas into this painting of three African elephants walking on the savannah. Since that day I was mesmerized. I enjoy going to museums and craft shows. My inspiration comes from my dreams and nature everything from people, and their stories to man made things. Recently my work was shown at the Opera Gallery in Budapest Hungary, as part of their International show. My hope for the future is that I can continue to grow as an artist.