Pierre Jean-Louis is Haitian born, but New Jersey raised artist. He uses his artwork to convey beauty, passion, strength  and women empowerment. Through culture and personal struggles, Jean-Louis finds inspiration.

He grew up in a conservative, religious household with a big influence in art from his father, the legendary Haitian painter Bonaventure Jean-Louis. After shedding his roots, he quickly realized that making art would be his calling. His work incorporates mother nature with beautiful flowers and the beauty of all women. He adds elements and influential objects of his past and present to each piece. Beyond the aesthetics of his artwork, Pierre brings an overwhelming sense of passion to his artwork. Pierre may be young, but he plans on opening art galleries around the world with hopes to inspire individuals to follow their dreams.

Who is Pierre Jean-Louis? Where are you from? What are some of your hobbies and
Interests?

On May 1, 1993, I was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  When I was 13, my dad dragged me to the states. I have lived in New Jersey ever since. I watch a lot of movies, and I have always been interested in comics and Marvel. I like sports, especially track and soccer. When I was younger, I participated in both sports. Also, I enjoy watching football.

What’s your connection to Haiti?

I grew up in a province called Arcahaie, right outside the city with the best mangoes, sugarcane and people in the world. I have a strong connection with the people and the landscape. Sixty percent of my family still lives there; and I do my best to stay in contact with them when I can.

What message do you wish to convey through your artwork?

Through my artwork, I wish to convey strength, passion, women empowerment, beauty, nature. Overall, I want everyone to know and feel that they are beautiful in their own way.

What’s the creative process like for you?

It’s fun, it’s the best part of the project. The process is a mix of emotions, which helps me work through each piece.

How has living in America allowed you to grow your talent and explore different possibilities?

Living in America has allowed me to meet all different types of people. I have learned a lot from different races and religions. Many different minds have helped me learn about the world.

From where do you draw your inspiration?

My culture and the struggle I have experienced. The women of the world and what I see every day.

Knowing everything you know now, what advice would you give to your younger self?

Listen to your intuition, follow your gut your instincts. Keep doing what you’re doing and you will get there.

How has your work enriched your life?

It’s my escape from the outside world, seeing people inspired by my work every day gives me strength and motivation to keep going. It just reinforces that my message is reaching people and what I’m doing is working.

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