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Plus Size Artist Spotlight -Quarantine Bae Art Series Creator Jonquel Pickney

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It’s time to highlight another incredibly talented plus size artist for our Plus Size Artist Spotlight series! This week we have the incredibly talented artist responsible for creating the super relatable Quarantine Bae series!

Meet Jonquel Pickney creator of the Quarantine Bae Art Series

¬†This is the quarantine self-portrait that started it all! We love all those items that surround her. The attention to detail is wonderful! Anyone spot the iPhone streaming D-Nice’s IG lives from early on in quarantine?!

The Quarantine Bae series happened completely by accident in 2020. I had fallen into a depression after the world had been placed in “time out” (I think most of us did).

Jonquel Pickney

This bae is looking toward a future in the new world with all the lessons she’s learned in 2020. Yesss, look at that vision board!!

I was in survivor mode every day, just trying to find something to occupy my mind and like most people I took to Netflix, snacking, finishing books, starting new hobbies, anything I could get my hands on. That’s what led me to start sketching again, something I had lost the joy of in previous years.

Jonquel Pickney

This bae is a nurse, finally relaxing and resting after she comes home after hours of treating patients. She knows exactly how serious this pandemic is and is doing all she can to help.

I decided to draw all the things that were keeping me sane in my room, surrounding me like a nest of safety. 

Jonquel Pickney
quarantine bae

This piece, Quarantine & Chill is for all the couples making the most out of their time together!

Do yall peep the soap, face masks and hand sanitizer in most of her pieces?!

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In this art piece, Jonquel illustrated Lizzo in the Quarantine Bae style, envisioning what she might have around her. Where can we find some of that Bad Bitch juice?!?!

Do you want to see yourself in quarantine bae style? Jonquel takes commissions! Head over to this link to sign up! To see more of her and her amazing art, follow her Instagram @JonquelArt.

Click here to see the Facebook live series Speaking Of Curves, to see Marie and Jonquel talking more in-depth about her inspirations!

Do you know any plus size artists that would be perfect for our Plus Size Artist Spotlight?!? Let us know in the comments! We love discovering new art and artists that create plus size art!

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Written by Mayra Mejia

Mayra Mejia (She/Her) is a fat-positive, queer Salvadoran-American editor, writer, activist, and content creator. Passionate about fostering strong and inclusive body positive spaces, she founded PLUSH DMV, a DC-based fat-positive community.

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  1. Your art and POV is totally cool. I love it!!! Do you paint white plus sized artist peeps too?

    Love, peace, and more art,
    Cat

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