Her Flower

Her Flower by Shantelle Vanterpool. Acrylic on canvas.



















The moment the colours touched my palette, I knew this was going to be a very special canvas. Tribute is paid to the late Pablo Picasso with a re-imaging of his piece Jacqueline with Flowers, 1954. I used an overall lighter palette to suggest feelings of happiness, enlightenment and optimism. Picasso’s cubism method was captured to depict multiple points of view unified through geometric shapes. I wanted to create a painting that expressed the confidence and perseverance of beautiful black women everywhere!

Shantelle Vanterpool

About Shantelle Vanterpool

Shantelle Vanterpool is a self-taught artist, born in Nova Scotia and now living in Washington, DC. Drawing inspiration from her fashion design background, Shantelle is intrigued by structure versus deconstruction and how reality is perceived through the eyes of others. Her abstract use of bold colors and geometric shapes depict her optimistic point of view. “As awkward as it may appear,” Shantelle states, “I still see beauty.” Asymmetrical lines, circles and a signature yellow "Diddle flower" are commonly repeated in her work. Shantelle describes her bold use of color as “the fabric of my memories.”

10 thoughts on “Her Flower

  1. Coretta Downey

    Congratulation on have your painting being published and recognized. So happy and proud of you keep up the great work

  2. Michelle Harris

    Love This!!!! Absolutely Gorgeous painting of a Beautiful Black Woman. Amazing accomplishment to be in this magazine and I am so proud of you.

  3. Farrah

    I absolutely love the colours in this painting. I can tell there’s a story behind it and a feeling. I enjoy the artistic approach with creating asymmetric lines and shapes to convey a deeper message. Amazing work cuz!

  4. Rachel Winston

    Shantelle is very talented, she is definitely a rising star that people need to pay attention to. Her work is vibrant & meaningful.

  5. Downeysantana@gmail.com

    Beauty is amplified when it comes from within. I’m so proud of you Shantelle, to have your painting be published in this magazine is a huge accomplishment, your drive inspires me to be better on a daily basis. For that I say thank you, and to you I say Great Job!!

  6. Raquel Willis

    I’m so very proud of you and it’s an absolute pleasure to call you sister! You have always been an artist and now you are spreading your wings! You paintings always bring tears of joy to my eyes, they touch my heart and soul. Keep being your best and everything will follow!

  7. Syd

    Woah This is really good godmommy! Keep up the good work this is very inspiring!!

  8. Karnessa Willis

    Congrats on your AMAZING PAINTING with the Magazine!!! This is soooooo INSPIRATIONAL!!! I know how Instrumental painting has been in your life & what a MASTERPIECE it has brought out of you, It’s EMPOWERING to see your STRENGTH through your work I’m soooooo PROUD of You My Sistahh..!!! BLESS

  9. Bonita Williams

    Congratulations Shantelle!
    Keep up the wonderful work-you are a great talent!

  10. Mildred Vanterpool

    Beautiful work my dear. God has given you a wonderful gift. Keep up the good work.
    Much love
    Mom Vanterpool


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