I’ve recently discovered, and am completely obsessed with artist Jonquel Norwood. Painter, illustrator and textile designer, Norwood focuses on body positive imagery and shows plus size women flaunting their curves in fashion forward styles.
Below are a few of my favorite illustrations and a quote from the artist explaining her motivation to focus on the often overlooked segment of the fashion industry.
“I noticed women with my body type wearing bold and expressive fashion and I fell in love. I fell in love with the attitudes, the styling, and the movement of loving me. I had to put my new found love on paper and express what I was seeing. I was seeing body positive women loving themselves and not feeling ashamed and I wanted to illustrate that feeling to the world.”