Artist Statement

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Lahjae White-Patterson is a young aspiring artist with an interest in 2D animation. Her artistic skills include illustration, painting, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Maya. She is currently earning her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her art explores the fantasy genre. Some of her inspirations include Walt Disney, Rebecca Sugar, and Pendleton Ward.


"My goal as an artist is to create stories with characters that are diverse and inclusive. I want people to feel seen whether that be through hair texture, ethnicity, body type, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. A lot of my work is fantasy themed because of my love for Disney, Studio Ghibli, Steven Universe, and Sailor Moon."

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