Whitney was born in 1997 she grew up in north west London with her mum and 4 other siblings. She has always challenged her creative mind very early in life and knew it would take her far. Whitney finds doing anything creative extremely therapeutic, almost as if she is at peace with the world. She started to really take art seriously when she got to secondary school and chose it as a subject for GCSE. She studied many forms of art such as realism, contemporary, pop art etc. She also worked with clay and made sculptures from time to time but fell in love when she began to work with acrylic paint and spray paints. She feels spray paint adds that touch of edge to her art as it reflects the rough area in which she grew up in. 2 of her favourites pieces are two murals of Tupac and Marilyn Monroe that she painted on the wall of her apartment in Golders Green. Her work is self taught through trial and error. A lot of the time she has a strategy and a picture in her head before creating a work of art and won’t stop until the piece on the canvas matches the exact idea in her head.She likes to use spray paint and bright colours in her art but also likes to keep it relatively simple. She’s always wanted to persue her dream of becoming an artist, even though she knows it’s a competitive field she keeps her self going and always reverts back to her ethos “there’s a method to my madness” to keep her self motivated in Pursuing the dream.
A lot of her work is portrait pop art, which she loves to do as she takes a real interest in faces and portraits of people.