Introducing Adeana Berry, A Savvy Artist

Article by · May 2, 2021

Adeana (pronounced Uhdeanuh) has always loved creating art.  “All my life- I’ve had to draw, or paint.” Berry proudly states, expressing her love for art. “I’ve been creating art for as long as I can remember. I knew that I was an artist at the age of four when other students in my pre-school class asked me to stop coloring so neatly”.

Since she always knew that art is her purpose, it only made sense for her to apply to Savannah College of Art and Design, where she was accepted and earned an honors BFA (bachelors of Fine Art) in Graphics Design. She did not pursue a degree in painting because, as Berry states, “I was a little nervous that if I pursued painting as a curriculum, I would end up burning myself out.” As many artists can relate to the struggle of doing something as a child and later pursuing it with no break and subsequently falling out of love with their career. 

For the past several years, in addition to commissions, Berry’s primary focus has been drawing celebrities like Drake, Biggie, Tupac, and Cardi B. Her creative style is conveyed using vibrant fluorescent colors and bold strokes. 

For instance, her portrait entitled “Kobe Bryant” depicts the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant as dark purple contrasted by neon yellow, while in another, titled “Trapselena,” Cardi B is a warm sunset yellow.  

Unapologetically portraying black artists and politicians like Barack Obama, one of Adeana’s recent portraits of Vice President Kamala Harris can be seen in a mural drawn to highlight many African Americans’ social injustices in downtown Atlanta at 75 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. Harris is painted in a dark blue suit relating to her political stance with yellow skin and flowing brown hair surrounded by powerful affirmations such as; We must empower women and families, You are powerful and your voice matters, and I’m speaking.

   Adeana’s art can be seen and purchased on her website, or on Instagrm @uhdeanuh.

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