The Energy Series

a ‘Wi-Fi’


‘Natural Mystic’


‘The Heart Charka’


I had the pleasure of showcasing my new painting series ‘The Energy Series’ At the Pancakes and Booze art show. It was an awesome turnout with over 700 art lovers, with free pancakes and live art. I filmed some highlights in between showcasing my series.

The Energy Series

When I was traveling, a book was placed on my path. ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ by James Redfield, this book gave me many different visions as I turned the pages. ‘The Energy Series’ is my visual book review. A writer maybe eager to write a review after reading a book with some many hidden gems, but as an artist I was inclined to paint with in immediate effect. I saw each painting in my mind and was willing to share my visions with you.

‘The Celestine Prophecy’ talks about energy and how we as humans do not see or have an awareness of energy and the power of energy.

In my personal encounters I have connected with people energetically, through our minds, hearts and spiritually. Each painting is a reflection of what I envisioned in that moment when connecting with a person. Each brush stroke represents a frequency, the waves, swirls and shapes flows into a rhythmic awareness. The colour choices were strategically placed based on my emotions (the inner layer) and the connection (the outer layer). The reds, oranges, purples, yellows represent courage, happiness, creativity and wisdom. The greens and blues represent balance and knowledge. Each painting is ordered on how I felt when connecting with a person, starting with the heart, to the brain, to a spiritual touch.

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My short-documentary ‘Reggae. Culture. Vibes.’ was selected to be screened in the IF film club at the members only, The Hospital Club. Along with other film markers showcasing their work.

To watch the full documentary [click here] .

Black, British and Beautiful Launch

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I was approached to work on this amazing project with ‘Black British and Beautiful’ to design their calendar celebrating Black British history and achievements. I attended the calendar launch held at Wac Arts this past Thursday.

[Photography by Daniel Alfonzo Thomas]

“We seek to build platforms that recognize and commemorate the pioneers, role models, influential individuals and firsts from our Black British history.

We will launch this project and vision creatively with a calendar. Using black British children to depict 12+ idols and role models that have made an impact on culture, politics, music and literature in the last 50 years.

This is simply the beginning of something that can grow organically and with the support of the community and more importantly, young people. The aim of this is not solely to acknowledge and recognize all of these wonderful people but to involve, educate and share with our children.

We want young people involved in the process, choosing who inspires them and taking pride in their history.

The hope is that this project could grow into educational and empowerment workshops for all. That young people participate in photo-shoot feeling beautiful and liberated.

I would like to specially thank all of the creative individuals involved but particularly those young people that participated in bringing this project to life.” – Camille Curtis

For more information and to purchase a calendar please visit;



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Black British Girlhood Exhibition


‘Self-Portrait’ aged 7


‘The Playground’ aged 10


‘Street Dance’ Aged 13

I had the pleasure of showcasing my work at the ‘Black British Girlhood’ exhibition this July. Black British Girlhood is a project created and founded by Bekke Popoola, Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh and Kariima Ali, who are also creatives.

I found out about this opportunity through a friend of mine on Instagram and I decided to apply. I thought about how I was going to approach the brief that was given, which was to produce a body of work that you feel celebrates Black British Girlhood. It literally took me weeks, numerous brainstorms and gallery visits to come up with an idea but I got there in the end. My three-piece contribution is about my journey and my passion for art as a child (and till this day) and how my childhood and environment has impacted and influenced my art. It was quite nostalgic, I had all these memories and ideas floating in my head but I picked the ones that stood out. The concept of my work is recreating drawings I did at the age I was at the time and illustrating my art journey and how I have evolved from aged 7 – 13 my “girlhood”.

‘Self-Portrait’ aged 7 – I did a self-portrait in art class, which was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.

‘The Playground’ aged 10 – I used to love drawing people in the playground as well as playing with friends.

‘Street Dance’ Aged 13 – In my pre-teens my mother signed me up to every single type of dance style classes you can imagine. Street dance was my favourite, I had dreams of dancing in Missy Elliott’s music videos which I’m sure that was everyone’s dream in the early 2000s.

The Black British Girlhood project has been an amazing experience. I have met and connected fellow artists and it was fun and felt like a real sisterhood. Watch the highlights above I filmed from the Black British Girlhood opening night.

Sponsored by Propercorn

Artist Collaborators: (Myself), Adama Jallah, Ago Ogundayo, Fadzayi Charity Sango, Idowi Kukoyi, Kay Davis, Tracey Francis, Angela Simpeh, Samantha Almond Adeluwo, Bekke Popoola, Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh and Kariima Ali.

Art Statement

Why you got involved in the exhibition?

I feel connected to this exhibition myself and my sisterhood are a representation of Black British Girlhood. Celebrating our culture and life lessons that have shaped us into the women we are today. This has brought unity within black women. Uplifting each other is simply one of the best achievements to celebrate. And sharing our stories creatively through different art forms is truly remarkable and is something that I’m happy to have the opportunity to be apart of.

What does Black British Girlhood mean to you?

Black British Girlhood means freedom of self-expression and knowing, loving and understand ones purpose. As well as leaving a footprint that creates change for the new generation of Black British Girls. This generation has created a social sisterhood on many different platforms. Being Black British and Natural is embraced globally and birthed trends and networks that allow us as black girls to be who we are and love it. This has provoked parts of my journey that inspired my passion for art.


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Congregation. Sunday is a day that you typically attend church, but in this case, I visited an exhibition about church. Chloe Dewe Mathews, photographer and artist, has created an experience of church life focused on African churches in South London. The exhibition, called Congregation, is an extension Tate Modern’s previous 2014 exhibit, “Sunday Service.” The exhibition is currently held in the Bosse & Baum gallery in South East London, which coincidentally, was a church Chloe previously photographed for the project before its closure.

While growing up in London in an area that is predominantly Afro-Caribbean, it was common to see numerous church buildings lined up next door to each other, especially African churches. As a child I was always fascinated with the attire the churchgoers would wear. The men and women would dress their absolute best with bold, colourful head-wraps and printed traditional clothes.  Entered the exhibition brought me into a wave of nostalgia from those memories.

There was a video installation projected against the walls on three corners of the room. Each projected clip was of different churches services with transitions of different moments from praying in unison to praise and worship. The sound started off mute and then gradually increased volume within the room. The sound of the congregation praying heavily resounded within the room. Harmonies of a choir member singing softly transitioned into a preacher leading a service. This moment was like a sequenced pattern of moving imagery. Overall it was an interesting experience to see something close to home. I’d recommend everyone to visit.

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I was scrolling through Instagram one day and BAM—I see Mikel Ameen and Aina More, nude (Adam and Eve style), in the London Underground. I know, bizarre right? They were in a series of photos shot by Sanaa Abstrakt and were buzzing everywhere, including Afropunk.

I know you may be thinking, “who is Mikel and Aina?” Well let me tell you: they are not only musicians, but also World Changers. Their music is soul filled, unapologetic and real, intertwined into one. When you imagine Mikel Ameen, think Tupac meets James Brown. For Aina More, think Eve (the rapper) with an Erykah Badu flare.

On Sunday, I attended their music video launch of their latest single, “#WhyNot” and it was an experience I will never forget. The launch party was an all white affair with an intimate, private setting at ImagineReel Studios. They each performed their singles to get the launch party started. DJ Special spun old school 90s/00s RnB and Hip Hop which definitely moved the crowd. Mikel and Aina rocked out their collaborative single “#WhyNot” soon after. The event was “turnt up” in full effect.

The video below was released on Monday on LinkUpTv. The music video takes a minimalist approach. With white space, projected visuals and no distractions or limitations, the main focus is on the artists. This makes a clear statement of free speech, ie.:  “Do what the hell I want. Why not?” The video also features an interview with the late Tupac, in which he states, “I see myself changing the world because my thought patterns are so opposite of what’s the norm…” Watch the video below to get insight of the #WhyNot phenomenon.

Aina More has released a new EP  ‘For People With Short Attention Spans’

Album Art designed by Me (Pearl Ivy)



LATE at the Library : Saul Williams

On Friday, at the British Library, I went with my sister and a friend to an event called, LATE at the Library: Freedom of Expression featuring Saul Williams and Tongue Fu. It was, without doubt, an eye-opening experience. I have never been to a concert in a library before, so it was truly unique and something everyone should experience. I found some courage and approached Saul, heart beating and everything. With an intention to receive more than an autograph or a regular selfie, I wanted something with deeper meaning and less tangible, so I asked him to write me something. It took about 5 minutes for him to write but it spoke volumes to me, as it relates to the purpose of this blog which was to be more open. Without even knowing me personally, he wrote exactly that.

Saul wrote: “Pearl, Yes. You have permission to open & be found inside the shell. – Saul Williams”


The show opened up with Tongue Fu who calls out unrehearsed poets, musicians, and audience members to perform with the band.

  • Vanessa Kisuule, performed a poem in which she expressed her wish to have had a conversation with her Ugandan grandmother who speaks no English.
  • Tim Wells took a more humorous approach and spoke about sick teenagers on the bus.
  • Baloji did a piece in French about politics.
  • Salena Godden wrote a poem about the late Billie Holiday “It’s not about her dark it’s about her light ” and a feminist piece about tits, which was insane. I never heard someone say the word “tits” that much in my life.
  • Lastly, Dizraeli wrote a piece entitled, “Too young to know a cold truth,” which is about his older sister who died as a baby
  • And just for a fun fact: I met the beautiful Shingai Shoniwa, band member of The Noisettes.


Saul Williams. Actor. Musician. Poet. Writer. I first found out about him on Def Poetry Jam, in which he performed his classic piece ‘Coded Language’. The show or the “workshop,” as he called it, was dope, even with a few sound technical difficulties. The visuals were engaging and inspired me to seek more knowledge of self. The screen played images from African history in the context of positive achievements from my ancestors, with images of traditional rituals and costumes. Saul was unapologetic in the British library, oozing everything African and black, making me feel so proud of being young and Black in the workshop. On this rare occasion our culture was cool. Our knowing of self was cool. Our history was cool. The audience bobbed their heads to the beats of African drumming mixed with electro music, the DJ and Saul delivered alternative hip hop in a way my ears have never experienced before. I was in awe and honoured to be a student at his workshop.  Saul was unapologetic for being his knowledgeable, black, artistic self and sharing that with us. This freedom of expression was very empowering for me as an artist.

Watch the video below to view some highlights from the show.