“How I got over/Where the people come apart/Don’t nobody care about cha/Only thing you got is God.” ~ How I Got Over by The Roots
I have the pleasure of knowing this talented artist personally. He’s a remarkable painter, fashion designer, and activist who educates people on the importance of building wealth by investing in art. His name is NaRada and he calls himself a “Mind Artist”.
“My focus is the creative awareness and balance, expressing opposites and the center as guides. The impulsive drum I beat for. Peace and power in my life, and then others starts with in,…..; mind.”
NaRada was born and raised in South Carolina and studied martial arts as a child. At age 13, he began to hone his skills as an artist. The self-taught artist would draw portraits of people who lived in his community. Painting his personal diary of awareness and humanism, NaRada’s work is often shocking as it portrays the harsh realities of life and the beauty of it. His latest collection, Art from Intuition, comes from a deep place of intuition. Using a free-styled approach, he didn’t sketch out what each piece would look like. The inspiration for his paintings came from within. He says this is proof of an “internal knowing” that guides us where we need to go in life.”
I am fortunate enough to have the painting below hanging on the wall in my home. I’m an art collector and this is one of my favorites.