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Tomisin Oluwole Summers is a poet, painter, fashion stylist, linguist, and occasional photographer. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising from California State University, Long Beach in 2019 and likes to reflect this element in her vivid choice of words as presented in her debut book, Half Past in the A.M., a literary collection of poetry and short stories that invites the reader to explore one’s many selves. When it comes to her paintings, Tomisin is especially fascinated by colors and the abstract. In 2023, she obtained her master's degree in Linguistics from California State University, Long Beach, and uses her knowledge of language and culture to further hone her artistic and creative pursuits. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, she currently lives in California with her husband and Aussie Collie dog. 

Artist Statement 

I find that I am constantly drawn to the abstract, to symbols and metaphors that beautifully mask the hidden, and to nature. My subject matter is primarily centered on the self, and ideas that indirectly evoke feelings of self. I especially love using unusual contours and vibrant colors to create different perspectives on the faces we see, the faces I see.I also enjoy working from a minimalist perspective when focusing on the color black and the soothing comfort it tends to offer me. The intent is for my art to inspire curiosity as well as a warm sense of familiarity, simultaneously.

An artist at ease. Welcome to my space!

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