Art by Dontavious Woody


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Dontavious Woody is inspired by fashion, African American artists and performers, design, and high contrast compositions he finds in magazine images and online. He increasingly employs dense layering a mixture of media, including colored pencil, markers, and paint. Woody joined Make Studio in Baltimore, MD at the start of 2013. Make Studio is an art studio that works to empower adult artists with disabilities to grow professionally with vision and voice in their communities. Woody finds making art to be relaxing and pleasurable, as he likes working with people in the studio.

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Welcome to The Art of Everyone

In writing my book Everything Else, I realised everybody has their own “everything else”—the thoughts and stories, the experiences, the skills, the imagination, the dreams.

Left unexplored or unshared, they can leave a void, depriving our spirit of something beautiful and nourishing. Having learned that, I created the space here to manifest my own "everything else," and to help others share theirs.

The path here is lined with flowers, the walls are endless, the shelves inviting, the table is set, and there is room for adventure. Bring your own creations or just open your soul for a retreat. This is a space to breathe. Leave the conventional world behind and enjoy.

Thank you for being here.