Greetings & Welcome... I am Kaliq Rashad... Artist & Author of "The Rhythm of Art and Poetry." This book (which is my first) is a collection of my illustrations, paintings, photography & poetry. Together, these works of art produce a tasteful blend of passion and harmony. Actually, this artwork has been created, produced and gathered throughout my years traveling on this mystical journey called life. Certainly, this artistic work is an on going process of creativity. It is a past, future and present tense project. Furthermore, I believe that it is inspired by The Divine One... Supreme Being. You know...? The One with many names...? Well, I hope this book reaches the Divine in You... because that's what inspires me too. Peace & Blessings... With A Love Supreme.
Born Kevin Mathis, in Kingston, NY, Kaliq has matured into a fine man, a devoted son, father, brother and friend; an accomplished artist of album covers/CD jackets, murals, business cards/logos, graffiti and apparel. Throughout the community, Kaliq has also incorporated his artistic skills into the field of barbering and hair design. Yet, his drawing strengths are in the fields of Caricature, Portraiture, Still Life, Landscapes, and the Graffiti art form. Not surprisingly, his mediums of choice are as varied. For instance: pen and ink, charcoal, pastels and oils. His new love is photography, a talent most likely channeled from his father’s genetic stamp. Kaliq has won many poetry, rap and dance contests, throughout his youth in Queens, NY and is currently the recipient of The Editor’s Choice Award, for outstanding achievement in poetry. Welcome to the Kaliq experience. Art surrounds us. Life is love. P.E.A.C.E
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