During the month of June 2016, the Milton Public Library’s Wotiz Gallery will host the work of Thato Mwosa, a multifaceted artist who is the owner of Tuli Art, a business that specializes in ballerina illustrations. When she started decorating her daughter Tuli’s room, Thato wanted a ballerina themed décor. After finding that black/brown ballerina art was scarce, Thato decided make illustrations inspired by her daughter. The result is a truly remarkable array of ballerinas in different poses wearing bold and vibrant costumes. These ballerina silhouettes represent girls of any color.
This is what she says about her work: “I believe in personalizing the ballerina illustrations as much as I can. My customers give me the name of their daughters/granddaughters/nieces, etc… and their favorite colors. After that the magic happens. Sometimes I even add a little bedazzling on the illustrations!” she states. So far, Thato has illustrations of over 50 ballerinas including ones named in honor of Misty Copeland, Ingrid Silva and Michaela DePrince. Ballerinas are not the only illustrations that Thato enjoys, she created the Afrik Art series, which features women wearing bold and vibrant Afro centric fabric. The animal series is specifically created for kids or nursery room décor. The illustrations are often in bold contrasting colors, which create a compelling palate.
To her Tuli Art line, Thato has now introduced new products including tote bags, ballerina tshirts and post cards.
Thato is also an award winning filmmaker and a TV/Film Instructor in Boston. She is currently working on her MFA in Stage and Screen Writing at Lesley University.
She is a wife and a mother of three precious kids; two boys and one girl. To reach Thato, you may email [email protected] To buy the artwork from Tuli Art go to www.tuliart.com. Follow Tuli ArtTuli Art Facebook Page www.facebook.com/Tulisart; Pinterest www.pinterest.com/tuliart; Instagram @tuliart; Twitter @tulisartArt.
The library is located at 476 Canton Avenue and there will be an open art reception in the gallery on Thursday, June 16th from 6-8 p.m. For more information about this exhibit or to inquire about displaying your art at the library, contact Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at (617) 698-5757, x. 3.