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, contemporary artist Ferrari Sheppard creates mid to large-scale paintings celebrating the humanity of Black people in the Americas and within the diaspora. The Los Angeles based artist was born in Chicago and lived in various cities in Africa. His paintings are influenced by memories and lived experience, evoking a sense of nostalgia.

Sheppard’s approach to figuration heralds a new visual language, with large acrylic, charcoal, and 24k gold on canvas conveying movement and emotion through his confident brushstrokes and distinctive use of color. His abstract...


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