Published: 11th of February, 2023 by Patrick CarpenLast updated: May 1, 2023 at 20:26 pm
Denesha Thomas, an Indigenous girl of the Arawak Tribe, was born and raised in Wakapoa village, Lower Pomeroon River, Region 2, Guyana, South America. She is the eldest of four sibblings: 1 boy and 3 girls. Now just twenty years old, Denesha is pursuing a career in teaching while doing art in her spare time.
My mom said I was able to draw with details around the age of 4. I always loved art growing up, but I had no idea that I would be able to do these kinds of drawings. I started to do realistic drawings in 2020 right before the pandemic. I was not working then, so I had a lot of time to practice and get better.Denesha Thomas
Denesha says she is sure she inherited her talent from her mother’s side of the family because she has relatives who are skilled, professional artists. Her dream is to teach visual arts at the secondary level and eventually progress into a full time career artist.
I lost my dad six months ago (around August 2022), and he used to always encourage me to do paintings. When I draw, that’s when my focus is very high. It allows me to be calm and sort of disconnect from everything else. It’s peaceful and I feel good knowing that I’m doing what I love the most.
If you would like to purchase Denesha’s paintings or contract her for art related projects, she can be contacted on (592) 680 2056 (WhatsApp Available).