FROM HAITI, WITH LOVE
“I’m a traditional artist looking to express intangible feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, and sadness through a tangible medium of art.”
Web3 can change the world. NFTs are the key to unlocking that sea tide of change. Julie-Mae Coralie Sampeur (a.k.a. JulieMaeXart) brings beauty and deeper meaning to it with her vivid digital art.
“I’m a traditional artist looking to express intangible feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, and sadness through a tangible medium of art,” Julie-Mae shares. This 20-year-old artist was born and raised in Haiti and has overcome more challenges than most in her young life.
She speaks through her art – and the web3 world listens and watches. Focusing on portraits, her artwork is both beautiful and striking. With a background in painting, her digital art reflects that talent while she expresses her thoughts and feelings in stirring ways. She is inspired by art history and focuses on organic shapes, women, and femininity.
Having painted since she was 13, a friend turned her to digital art and then to NFTs. At first, she was unsure of the marketability of her artwork and wasn’t confident about her skills, but her friend convinced her to keep posting her art on Twitter and Instagram. Julie-Mae minted her first NFT in March 2021 and hasn’t looked back.
“The advice he gave me sticks with me today. He told me: “You got to convince people that they want your stuff. Nobody wants anything. You make them think they want something.”
Julie-Mae says: “The community is what makes it amazing; it has been crazy ever since I joined. I started following and interacting with other artists and people, and they did the same, and pretty soon, we formed a strong group and supported each other, helping and forming a support system.”
“It has been so nice having people with different perspectives giving me advice or helping me take my mind off things,” she explains. “Everyone in web3 is interesting and fun, and supportive. Talking with different people and artists has helped push me forward a lot with experimenting and thinking in different ways.”