'You Are Enough' is a series of  portraits painted across London paying tribute to friends who are doing amazing things for their communities and society at large,

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You Are Enough

Linett

The 9th Subject from my ‘You Are Enough’ series is artist and educator Linett Kamala. Linett is passionate about improving the lives of others, especially young people through education and the arts. She has worked tirelessly with organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors...

Leyla

The 8th subject from my ‘Your are Enough’ series is Leyla Hussein. Leyla is a psychotherapist specialising in supporting survivors of sexual abuse. She is a leading international campaigner on female genital mutilation (FGM) and her passion is to empower women and girls. Leyla founded...

Tracy

The 7th Subject of my ‘You Are Enough’ series is Tracy Blackstock, my sons Mother (no pressure lool) Tracy was born and raised in Oxford and is the second youngest of 9 siblings to first generation Jamaican parents. After her studies she spent several years...

Myvanwy

The sixth subject for my ‘You Are Enough’ series is Myvanwy Evans who I met through my cousin Kofi, and subsequently realised that we had many mutual friends. Myvanwy was raised in the 80’s pre gentrification of working class Shorditch. Incidentally she went to Uni...

Fungai

The 5th subject of my ‘You Are Enough’ series is my mentee Fungai Marima. Fungai was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the UK in 2007, following her adoption by her sister and brother-in-law after the tragic loss of her mother in 2000. She is...
Mimi Fresh

Mimi Fresh

The 4th Subject from my ‘You Are Enough’ series is Mimi Fresh FireMoonFresh. Mimi is my GF’s BFF (and my dance partner 😂). Mimi Is actually the first person I approached for this series and one of the last I am painting; this should tell...

Holly

The 3rd Subject in my ‘You Are Enough’ series is Holly Diana May Oluwo. I met Holly briefly some months ago whilst painting on Shoreditch High Street and even with our brief encounter was stuck by her openness and warm spirit. Holly was born and...

Mel

The second subject from my ‘You Are Enough ‘ series is Mel Butcher. I initially met Mel at a cultural event in the mid 90’s through a mutual friend and had been out of touch before recently reconnecting. Previously working in PR, she now works...

Mary

Nana Yaa Sakyibea commonly known as Mary, is a fashion and furniture designer from Tema and now based in Busua in the Western Region of Ghana. She makes beautiful clothes with a keen eye for detail, and says her work is not motivated by financial...