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Norma Mon Desire - ToneyBiography: About the Artist Norma V Mon Desire Toney _______________________________________ I am an African American Woman Mother, Grandmother, Great Grand Mother, Visual Artist Masters Level Art Therapist. I have described myself this way since these roles Have played and important part as inspiration in my creative process My style of painting has been described as bold, dynamic, emotional and primitive. This description may be an accurate as I use the things that occur in my life as an African American as subjects for my work. A reporter during an interview asked me why I paint. I stated that I paint to provoke thought . The word I left out from the above words that have described my work is provocative. I have had many comments about my work: one person said that some of the subjects in my work are very beautiful and some be horrendous. She was correct because that is what it is like being African American in this country. I am a multi Medium Visual Artist My Passion is Painting ____________________________________________________________ Norma Mon Desire Toney Hamden, CT. (203-288-7320 Birthyear: 1939 Galleries: Small Space Gallery (New Haven CT.) White Space Gallery (New Haven CT.) Picture That ( Stamfors CT.) AIM (NYC) Pump House ( Hartfart) Rich Forum (Stamford CT) Yale University (New Haven CT) New Haven University (New Haven CT.) Awards: 1st prize Urban Artist. Media: acrylic Style: realistic Subjects: people, portraits and characters
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