01 - Winfred Hawkins

January 25, 2021 - May 3, 2021

Winfred Hawkins started drawing at an early age. He developed his drafting skills by watching his father and copying animals from nature books. “I was basically a copying machine. I would draw just about anything you put in front of me.”

While in high school, he was commissioned by the Troy University Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama to design 10 bronze roundels for the outside of the museum. He completed the project after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design. Winfred has been working as a graphic designer since 2007.

After suffering from a nerve injury in 2012, affecting both arms, he has considerably changed his style to incorporate the use of both hands. Winfred mostly uses his non-dominant, right hand, for sketching, but sometimes paints an entire work. The left hand he reserves for work that is more involved, in style, as well as subject matter. With this technique, Winfred creates original characters, incorporating them into his own unique mythology and art style.

"Reality Is Not Real"
This group of works focuses on the many different ways in which we interact with the world around us. It is dedicated to the many people that have dyslexia. Each piece was painted with my opposite hand to further illustrate the complexities of having to navigate through society and all of its intricacies.