Bronx, NY

Using a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic, and markers, Jaime Armah draws portraits of herself, her friends and her family.

I learned to draw when I was thirteen,” says Jamie. “I know the faces of the people that I draw.”

Jamie’s cartoon-like figures are comprised of mostly circular and oval shapes, and these human depictions often include a unique use of two pebble-like shapes added to the foreheads of the figures.

Bright colors used in Jamie’s linework add individuality to each character. Floating across fields of color, staring stoically at the viewer, the facial expressions of these figures are emphasized, with large heads resting atop thin, curvy torsos, arms, and legs.


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