Kimberly Gordon is an award-winning author and mixed media based in New York City. She was first recognized for her work when she received the National Scholastic Gold Key Art Award in Washington, DC for a Mixed media collage Self Portrait. The piece was also on display at the Smithsonian Art Museum. Kimberly later received the Maya Angelou award for Academic Excellence for her written and documentary film work in Africana Studies. Since then, Kimberly has published several books, articles and works of art. As an author and illustrator, Kimberly is committed to sharing stories that glorify youth empowerment and entrepreneurship.
About the Illustrator: < Virginia based Multimedia artist Jasmine Mills is best known for her versatility and use of color practicing a wide range of figurative and abstract oils and acrylics and high detail, high contrast Airbrush pieces. “Art to me is the most pure form of expression. Creation of something that was once intangible and bringing it to a physical plane. It is said that God created us in his own image, with that giving us the gift of creation itself.”
About the illustrator
With her emphasis on bold colors in different materials and mediums she creates fantasy and whimsy while some of her other pieces have a more profound meaning. Jasmine has multiple fine art pieces contracted for licensing, illustrates for many children’s books and travels locally for Gallery shows and artisan fairs. She spends most of her time creating in her in home studio.