Jimise Winston was born in Washington D.C. She is a graduate of Norfolk State University’s School of Fine Arts where she received her B.A. in Fine Arts. She began her career as an art educator in 2000 and currently works for Friendship Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Jimise enjoys the art of instruction and facilitating the creativity of her students in the classroom. In 2010, Jimise was honored with the “Teacher of the Year” award at Woodridge Campus for demonstratingexcellence in the field of the arts and making it an important part of the
educational community. Jimise has mastered techniques such as painting with acrylics. Her passion for the African & African American culture is reflected in many of her creative work themes which are infused with rich texture, beautiful textile and vibrant patterns. Jimise is the proud mother of a beautiful, four-year-old daughter, Mia Elizabeth. Albeit a mother and an educator, she continues to carve out time to create independent artwork for clients, exhibits as well as share her talents at festivals throughout the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. Jimisecurrently resides in the Northeast region of Washington D.C.
My work explores the relationship between my passions textiles, textures and African culture. With these influences, I am able to infuse these themes into larger than life portraits and non-objective work that transform into beautiful forms of art. As an artist, I work hard to develop paintings that speak to me and to others about the beauty of Africa and its people. Part of my process is to read as much as I can about a particular culture and environment so I can recreate its beauty on canvas.
Washington, District of Columbia