HBIC: Whitney Austin
About: Whitney Austin is an incredibly talented painter and artist based in North Carolina. I found Whitney on Instagram (@whitney_austin) and immediately fell in love with a giraffe painting of hers (pictured below). The longer I followed Whitney the more I liked her as a person and, of course, her strong African painting style. In October 2017, I had the pleasure of attending one of her Paint and Sip classes. It was an absolute pleasure and Whitney is as charming in person as she is online. I now own 2 of her prints, both of which are hanging in my home, and am proud to support such a wonderful artist. Along with being a dope person, Whitney is also under 30 and has her own gallery in N.C. #GIRLBOSS.