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Art student from Kingsbury supports Adobe with Black History Month commission

PUBLISHED: 15:53 26 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:53 26 October 2018

Joshua Boateng

Joshua Boateng

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A Kingsbury teenager has seen his art work distributed to millions as part of a project to celebrate Black History Month.

Leticia Williams and Sir Trevor McDonald by Kingsbury artist Joshua Boeteng.Leticia Williams and Sir Trevor McDonald by Kingsbury artist Joshua Boeteng.

Joshua Boeteng, who lives in Coniston Gardens, was invited to draw iconic personalities as part of Adobe Stock’s History and Memory campaign.

The 19-year-old created images of broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald and actress Leticia Wright.

For the former Claremont High School pupil, currently in his second year studying art at Reading University, it was a gift commission.

He said: “I usually just draw a picture and put it on Instagram. Sometimes people approach me to draw a picture specifically for a project but never on this scale.

“I’ve always been interested in people and culture and how it brings people together.”

He drew the celebrities from photographs, then screened them before working on them in Photoshop.

He added: “It’s been really exciting; it’s quite different to what I usually do. It’s not something that happens every day.”

Joshua’s images will remain on Adobe’s main blog – Creative Connection

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