Artist and former art teacher Neequaye Dreph Dsane paints London’s streets with vibrant and detailed portraits of black women. The 43-year-old street artist’s project ‘You Are Enough’ is a tribute to women of colour who are often overlooked.

The series aims to celebrate powerful women and tell their stories in public spaces. Dreph’s work is inspired by 80′s British underground comics and 70’s New York subway graffiti with the result being stunning life like art works that paint a positive image of inspiring women. The series is a tribute to and focuses on women who are invested in the betterment of their communities:

Tracy © Dreph

Tracy spent several years in Jamaica working for an NGO and has worked in the aftercare provision for young offenders in the UK. She now project manages a preventative program for children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour(s)

 

Fungai © Dreph

Born in Zimbabwe and living in the UK for ten years, Fungai received a degree in Fine Art and now works as a printmaking technician as well as hosting community print workshops at art fairs.

Mel © Dreph

Playing a big role in her community and uplifting others, Mel works as an office manager in the gaming industry.

Holly © Dreph

Born in East London, Holly has previously worked in a care home and as a survivor of a sexual assault and domestic violence, is passionate about spreading healing, self-acceptance and empowerment.

Mimi Fresh © Dreph

Dabbling in styling, dj’ing, dancing, jewellery design and holistic therapy, Mimi Fresh now works as a holistic health consultant whist studying psychosocial studies and vibrational medicine, aiming to become a counselor.

Mary © Dreph

Fashion and furniture designer Mary now lives in Ghana, her designs are created to make wearers feel ‘at home’ and confident in their clothes.

Myvanwy © Dreph

Raised in 80s Shoreditch, Myvanwy directs the cultural marketing agency ‘Louder Than Words’ where she focuses on the visibility of important youth and community programmes.

To find out more about Dreph’s work, click here