Personally, I'm an optimist. I think of my paintings as timeless, and the works are emotional to me, like scents.

Ferrari Sheppard spends his time working on contemplative, timeless paintings. His style is one that organically blurs the line between figuration and abstraction.



Art, for me, is an incredible space to inhabit.

Ferrari Sheppard was born in Chicago in 1983.


Blurring the lines between abstraction and figuration, the contemporary emerging artist Ferrari Sheppard creates mid to large-scale paintings incorporating figures depicting the Black community in the States and within the diaspora. The Los Angeles based artist with Ehtiopian origins was born in Chicago but lived in various cities around the world and notably in Africa. His paintings are influenced by his travels evoking a sense of nostalgy.


His brushstroke is dominated by creams and whites as well as Black skin tones adding splashes of color. The large acrylic color,...


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