[Iamthenublack] Philece R of Creative Truth – Ilustrator + Painter


Introduce yourself

My name is Philece. R / thatArtista and I’m an island girl from Nassau, Bahamas now enjoying city life. I paint, illustrate and design as the owner of thatArtista and the CreativeTruth, my design studio and soon to be creative collective. I create from my soul, from the deepest parts of me. You can always find me creating, growing… constantly evolving.


Favourite song lyric

Some times you just have to let it go

Leaving all my fears to burn down

Push them all away so I can move on

Closer to my dreams

Feel it all over my being

Close your eyes and see what you believe



I’m inspired by

The flow of music, strength found through struggle, the dancer of my past, beauty, nature and a host of emotions. The vibrant color and energy of the island where I was born and raised and my family that keeps me grounded and always pushing. I’m inspired by LIFE.


My icons past/present…

From the past: Gustav Klimt and Josephine Baker.

The present: my parents who are amazing examples of unconditional love, commitment and perseverance.


Thenublack philosophy/mantra

Knowing your worth is the most beautiful gift you can give to yourself. Once you do you will never settle for less than you deserve. Never ever settle and keep pushing.


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