BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT (BGWP) is a safe space created to support & empower Black women painters by promoting positive representation, sisterhood, & community - one that Founder Sasha-Loriene always wanted as a young girl. As such, BGWP is also a platform formed by a Black woman who paints that believes in increasing our visibility so young black girls can see themselves in the art world. In doing so, BGWP empowers Black women & girls to share their art and story, as Black women painters are a force to be reckoned with.

- Sasha-Loriene, Founder & CEO of BGWP, Owner Mahyue Studios LLC



Sasha-Loriene - Washington, DC Metropolitan area (DMV)

Sasha-Loriene is an artist who captures her thoughts, feelings, and interpretation of the world in every piece. The goal of her art practice is to tell a story and create a personal experience that encourages viewer introspection. Sasha-Loriene uses bold colors, shapes, and subject matter to highlight the human experience and the intersectionality between identity (who we are externally), self (who we are internally), and purpose (who we are intrinsically). By focusing on her own self-discovery, she has tapped into a whimsical method of storytelling that liberates others to do the same.

As the founder of BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT®, she bridges together identity, self, and purpose on a larger scale, cultivating the community she needed as a young girl. &



Korina Isler - Washington, DC

Korina views her relationship with art as an ongoing journey to creativity. She found her artistic home in mixed media work with paint and canvas. Korina loves teaching young children and adults alike, that you don’t need much to get painting and creating. She believes that the most beautiful pieces are often made when you are low on supplies and high on creativity. Connecting creative black women artists and empowering them has become a passion for Korina.

Korina’s current work focuses on re-imagining the magic that is everyday life. She focuses on the “how” rather than the “what”. Korina hopes to provide more women of color with the safe space and tools to carve out their place in this world.<



Art & Cocktails Podcast

Discovering a Deeper Purpose and Building Community with Sasha-Loriene, Founder of BGWP, Art & Cocktails, August 2020.

Kindred Creatives Podcast

What Hitting Rock Bottom has to do with Black Women Entrepreneurs, Creatives Making Moves: Ep #4, May 2020.

Art She Says

10 IG Accounts All About Women Artists, by Alicia Puig of Create! Magazine, January 2020.


The Entreprenuership Issue (FREE Download), January 2020.

The Creative-Assist Podcast

Do Artist Need An Entrepreneurial Spirit? Building a Creative Business W/ Sasha-Loriene: Ep #25, December 2019.