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Brooklyn Teen Turns Passion For Art Into Profit

Cheyenne Sookoo

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Brooklyn Teen Turns Passion For Art Into Profit

Written By NewsOne Staff

Brooklyn teen artist Cheyenne Sookoo hasn’t even entered her twenties yet, but she’s already sold more work than artists do over the course of their entire careers, Face2Face Africa reported.

Sookoo has found a way to turn her passion into profit by launching her own live painting company, the news outlet writes. The inspiration behind her work is the beauty of women of color. Many of her pieces intertwine her love for nature and the captivating features of different Black women. Sookoo has spent over 10,000 hours bringing her thoughts to life on canvas and she recently found a way to monetize her love for painting.

She launched a business called Events on Canvas which provides live painting at an array of different events. She took her business concept to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship competition—which helps students from underserved …

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