Ohso is a self-taught, mixed media artist born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Although her family history is riddled with poverty, abuse, addiction, estrangement, and transitional homelessness, her work often repeats the themes of peace, beauty, strength, and growth through wisdom. Ohso primarily paints imaginative portraits of Women of Color, with “Living Waters” as a prominent, recurring Biblical metaphor. As a mixed media artist, she enjoys incorporating acrylics, airbrush, celluclay, inks, pastels, fabric paints, and block stamp printing in her work. Ohso attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (N.O.C.C.A.). She also studied psychology and fine art at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA. Ohso later graduated with a degree in Computer Graphic Design from Southeast College of Technology in Metairie, Louisiana and was inducted into the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society in 1999. For over 15 years, Ohso has worked in the field of education, teaching visual arts, stop-motion animation, graphic design, and martial arts in public schools, private schools, and non-profit organizations including Remington College, YAYA Inc., My House Inc., Young Audiences, NEISD, Qkids, and SayABC. Today, Ohso is a full-time artist, entrepreneur, ESL contractor, published poet, and co-owner of Peace Keeper Martial Arts Academy with her husband in San Antonio, Texas.

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