I Am Gerda Boateng. Thank you for taking an interest in my art! Growing up as a young dark skin Girl from Ghana, was not easy. Im on a mission to create images of melanated beauty the way I perceived it, not in the way I was taught to view it. I want my creations to showcase the beauty that I see in my family, friends, and people I come across in life. I draw girls that look like me because when you live in a system that does its best to make you feel unseen, its so important to find something that makes you feel seen. I want to show girls like me that we are art too. I choose to do this by using a mixture of media, such as: watercolour, ink, graphite, pastel, charcoal and digital art. My Portraits are amalgamated with abstract doodles to showcase that we are striking, graceful, bold, uniquely melanated, beautifully.