Inspired by the stately manner in which Kehinde Wiley portrays his young, contemporary African American subjects, artist Jess Phoenix just recently completed her own series of portraitures entitled Queens. Four women of color are each cloaked in dresses printed with Jess’ signature florals and drenched in vibrant colors. I’d love to see her broaden the series even further by delving into more races and cultures. But at the moment, I’m wowed by the beauty of these four Queens.

(via Brown Paper Bag)