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Artist Bio

My name is LaPrea Rich and my artist pseudonym is Blaque Swan. I call myself the Blaque Swan because black swans are known for being underestimated and rare. Black swans are also considered to be the outliers in the Cygnus community. I possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology & Anthropology. One of my favorite courses in undergrad was "Theories". The theory I enjoyed learning the most was the "Black Swan Theory". The Black Swan Theory is an event that is unexpected but yields a high impact! The focal point of this theory resonates with me both personally and professionally. Not only am I full of surprises when it comes to releasing new content but you'll never know when I'll fly into your city and participate in the next Art Gala.


Company Origin/History

I am an up and coming artist from the DMV area. My specialty is acrylic abstract paintings and mixed media. My passion for art and design started when I was a child and over the course of the past few years I decided to take my passion to the next level. What started off as a hobby and stress reliever, after work, morphed into a part-time business. The business name Oh You Paint LLC was derived from the unanimous response I received from both family and friends.

Whenever anyone would ask me what I like to do for fun or what I was doing with my spare time, I would tell them “I paint” and I would always receive the same shocking reply “oh, you paint”? I found their responses amusing, so needless to say Oh You Paint LLC was born in November 2019. Oh You Paint LLC provides multi-dimensional artwork that is appealing to all age groups and can be displayed in home, office or entertainment settings.


Artist Statement

My name is Blaque Swan and I am Visual Artist with a specialty in abstract expressionism. My artwork explores the relationship between color, texture, and form. I am inspired by the beauty of the natural world, as well as the emotions and experiences that shape our lives.

For me, painting is a deeply personal and intuitive process. I approach each canvas with an open mind, allowing the colors and shapes to guide my hand as I create each piece. I am constantly experimenting with new techniques and materials, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of abstract art. I use materials such as acrylics and mixed media, to build up the surface of the canvas and create a sense of depth and complexity.

Ultimately, my goal as an abstract painter is to create works that are both visually stunning and emotionally stimulating. I seek to capture the fleeting moments of beauty and emotion that exist all around us, inviting the viewer to contemplate their own experiences and perceptions of the world. I believe that art has the power to inspire, enrich and transform our lives. As an artist, I believe that my art has the power to connect us all to something greater than ourselves and am honored that I am able contribute my gift to humanity.

Products Available for Purchase

All orders are available for pickup at the Arts Center. If you would like us to ship any of your purchases, please contact us to make arrangements. We are happy to find you the most inexpensive options which will include insurance. Ask for Janice.

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