Meet Jazmine McFadden, a former internal auditor turned artist who is the founder and CEO of her very own online gallery and art store called Art of Jaz. As a painter, writer, and illustrator, she has created her company with a mission to bring back creativity and exploration of life’s abundance for all ages within the African American community and has now began selling coloring books.
Based in Charlotte, NC, and as a huge advocate of representation and culture, Jazmine’s colorful artworks and illustrations are relentless and know no bounds. Her inspiration is creating contemporary artworks and coloring books for children and adults that exemplify and pay homage to ongoing themes of self-love, social justice, femininity, unity, family, and spirituality in the African American community. Jazmine’s vision that “art is wonderfully ambiguous and can transcend time and circumstance,” has newly inspired a generation of young collectors and aspiring artists.
Her career-focused coloring books for children and affirmation-focused coloring book for adults are currently available via her website at ArtofJaz.com.
Color Your Way: Inspirational Career Coloring Book (For Boys and Girls- ISBNs: 978-0-578-37347-8/ 979-8-218-01161-1) are career coloring books for boys and girls, respectively, containing a collection of 18-20 careers designed to stimulate imagination, promote confidence, and encourage black and brown youth to dream big and take up space! Each career includes a coloring page, quotes, and word puzzles for exploration into each career field.
Abundance in Color: Affirmation Coloring Book (For Women- ISBN: 979-8-218-06593-5) is a two-for-one coloring and affirmation book for women includes 22 fun illustrations and affirmations to inspire, transform, and expand your mindset while manifesting ABUNDANCE!
Jazmine, a native of Uniondale, NY, officially launched her company, Art of Jaz, LLC, in 2020 but has been working hard to spread the word about the brand through social media and talking to potential customers since 2017. With a lifelong love for the visual arts, Jazmine has grown up under creative influence her entire life. Jazmine began painting in 2017, as a mere hobby with no formal education or training, but she has since transformed into a self-taught contemporary artist and now illustrator and author selling her works through online platforms, and in-person events.
Over the last five years, Jazmine has shown her work locally in Charlotte, NC, as well as in Atlanta and New York. Her art is her therapy, and she intends to make an impact by creating authentically and being an inspiration for the African American community reminding them that it’s okay to turn your dreams into reality and flourish.
For more details and/or to purchase the books, visit ArtofJaz.com.