“As an artist it is my duty to make art that inspires, uplifts, and advocates for my community. Nothing is more important in my art than this.” Born in Toledo, Ohio with strong family roots in Detroit, MI, Keturah grew up with parents that instilled in her the importance of individuality and creativity.

“I was home-schooled as a child, I was given opportunities to think outside the box that probably wouldn’t have happened otherwise.”In 2006, Keturah graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design with a bachelors degree in Fine Arts. Her favorite mediums include acrylic, oil, and digital media. Many of her illustrations depict empowering messages of black women and girls.The paintings are renown for having large bold beautiful hair styles and representing an underserved, but growing population of self-aware people within the African diaspora.

“I make insightful art and turn it into products that people have purchased from all over the world.” Columbus, Ohio is melting pot of culture and artistic freedom that has nurtured Keturah’s growing body of work”.

Keturah Ariel Bobo

Keturah Ariel Bobo

Illustrator

I Believe I Can is an affirmation for boys and girls of every background to love and believe in themselves.

Actress and activist Grace Byers and artist Keturah A. Bobo return with another gorgeously illustrated new classic that’s the perfect gift for baby showers, birthdays, or just for reading at home again and again.

My presence matters in this world. I know I can do anything, if only I believe I can.