Five questions with Raven Lee

The small town artist with the big time skills.

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Raven Lee, the Deep South artist with a unique Afrocentric style. We hit her up to get her take on life and art. Enjoy!


Where are you from & what was your upbringing like?

I’m from Zachary Louisiana a small town right outside Baton Rouge. I’ve always had a nice middle class life, my parents provided me and my siblings anything we ever wanted and needed.


How’d you get into art?

I was always into art. I was the kid that had tons of coloring books and crayons and markers everywhere, I didn’t start taking it seriously until high school when I really started to enjoy it and saw the beautiful pieces I created, from that point I started buying my own supplies and started selling pieces.

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What inspires your work?

My inspiration comes from many places mostly my spiritual journey that I represent through nature and space. When I’m not inspired I don’t paint because I like to stay true to the process and let the universe guide me into something natural and not forced.

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How would you describe your personality?

I’m very care free lol almost too care free because I lose sight of somethings but I know myself enough to get myself back on track. I don’t follow rules, I have issues with authority and I don’t care of others opinions so I definitely live a free spirited life.


What’s your overview of being black in America?

Shit being a black woman in America is obviously an obstacle I try to encourage and support young black men and women when I can because we have so much negativity surrounding us, we have to constantly lift each other up I don’t think any of the oppression will get better because it’s so embedded into the system but the revolution is coming soon and it will be televised.

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What’s next for you?

Starting in the fall I will be a sophomore at southern university I’m studying civil engineering and hope to get an on the field job while doing my art on the side I also want to get into construction management and interior design.

Interview by Travion January


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