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Ashante Blackwood(Artisticlifestyle) is a 26 year old fine artist and model based in Toronto. She specializes in portraits and concept art, her work captures the beauty and struggles of her culture and the process of her growing up insecure about things that identify her as a black women. Ashante is a full-time artist/business owner who has always had love for fashion and art, she believes art has no limits so why should she. Just like her work she likes to be creative with her fashion looks and art. Being a plus size model and full time artist is the dream and goal of hers. The bodies of works produced tell a story of her finding her purpose and finally learning to embrace as well love the features that make her the highest level of beauty from her ancestors.Her goal is to one day open up her own gallery/space for Art,fashion,music and events to showcase Toronto’s greatest under minded talent.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Artistic Lifestyle brand is a multi-faceted art-based company that was established by Ashante Blackwood in Toronto, Canada in 2017.. Ashante has expanded her brand wherein she now has four additional streams, Apparel, Home Decor, Custom Artwork, and Paint nights. With this, her brand has surpassed way beyond just canvas art. Art has no limitations so why should I.

$6,800.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

30x40"

“The Blossom After The Storm”

Acylic on Canvas

Size-30x40 inches

Year-2023



This piece is about the blossoming and blessings after you go through a rough patch in life. This year started off pretty rough for most of us, some people lost jobs or are struggling financially. For every challenge in life there’s always something bigger and greater on thee other side. We might not see it yet but God’s already work it out, just be patient and strong. This is what you’ve been waiting for, you’re about to blossom.

Ashante Blackwood

$5,620.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

36x48"

“Bossy with a little bit of Childish” Male Version
Acylic on Canvas
Size-30x40 inches
Year-2023

I had to do a version for my males!!
This is piece was created to showcase my fun childish side. Sometimes as a business people we always have to be serious and on top of our game. When in reality as an artist we’re goofy and free spirited, I wanted to showcase that through this pieces with Mario Kart characters . Mario Kart is one of my favourite childhood game so it only seemed right! I still play it till this day :)

Ashante Blackwood

$3,200.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

36x48"

So I decided to use one of my family members as a muse for this vibrant backgroud collection I was working on. This piece is fun and bubbly just like my personality!

Ashante Blackwood

$5,800.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

30x40"

Tears are always there but I choose to hide them. I’ve really mastered smiling through the pain, I hate to show any sides of weakness or failure. But I can’t carry this burden alone, the pain just keeps on spreading like a fire in a burning room. I feel like I can’t breathe I’m slowly losing air, trying to hold on to what little happiness I have left. But I can’t bring myself t tell anyone so I’ll smile through the pain.

Ashante Blackwood

$5,450.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

30x40"

In order for you to fully feel free you must first find your balance and individualism. This is something I’m struggling with on a day to day basis, I want to do so many things but my mind and body are so burnt out. Finding your balance is so key because it helps you see clearly and elevate more then you ever imagined. Seek your balance and you will be free. This is the path to freedom.

Ashante Blackwood

$5,320.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

36x48"

This piece is the first painting I created in 2023. “Babe you’re loved” is about accepting and appreciating everything that makes you different and unique. This year is all about redemption and self love, all the hurt and pain from the past we’re burning it and rebuilding a new bridge to walk on. Good vibes equals a good life, this is the start of 2023.

Ashante Blackwood

$2,800.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

24x36"

This piece was created to display our daily trend setters, being authentic and unique is something I’ve always valued. My art is a representation of myself and who I’m as an artist. I strive to be creative,think and live outside of the box as well as challenge myself. I created my own path this is the trend setter.

Ashante Blackwood

$2,674.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

24x36"

This piece is displaying the beauty of black women and how we age so gracefully. Butterflies are nature’s angels, they remind us what a gift it is to be alive. This is how I feel about black women. We are such enchanted creatures. Truly awakening in our own time.

Ashante Blackwood

$400.00 CAD

Acrylic on canvas.

24x24"

“My Hair, My Journey” Original

Acrylic on Canvas
Size-24x24
Year-2022
Wood Frame

This piece is called “My Hair, My Journey “
It displays the wave of emotions black women deal with when it comes to their hair. Our hair is our crown and we wear it well even with everything the world throws us. This is our story this is our journey.

Ashante Blackwood