Dunnie Onasanya is a passionate & resilient first-generation Nigerian American who has achieved many feats regardless of the times and changes throughout her life. As a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the historic Tuskegee University she obtained a dual degree in the areas of Business Administration and Sales/Marketing.
She is a devoted mother of two, a full time studio artist & faculty art instructor at the VisArts center located in Rockville, MD.
In 2023 she became an art instructor at the Smithsonian National Museum of African
Art where she launched her “African Art Visionary” Workshop Series.
Dunnie is investing her time in developing her artistry practice as a canvas painter, muralist, art educator, interior designer & creative entrepreneur.
Her work is heavily influenced by her West African heritage and faith in GOD. As an expressionist intuitive painter she creates breathtaking abstract works, cultural masks, hamsas, and other historic symbols with the use of bright bold colors, metallic paints, gold leaf, crushed glass, and jewels.
In 2022, Dunnie was named a color authority for the Home Depot & BEHR Paint. She was also featured in Hyundai’s national campaign for the world’s first ever Sport Adventure Vehicle, the 2022 Santa Cruz.
Dunnie was the featured International visual artist at AfroChic Cultural Arts Festival 2018 in Toronto Canada. In summer 2018 she performed a live painting demonstration of cultural masks at the Umu Igbo Unite Nigerian Cultural Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
By the grace of GOD Dunnie is dedicated to sharing her journey and artistry practice to aid in the healing of others through art; which has been her primary form of therapy. Dunnie uses her gifts to inspire others, by bringing them positive energy, beauty, love, joy, and light.
You will be invoiced for shipping cost after your purchase. All originals are packed with the utmost care and safety precautions. Any original painting over $500 has shipping insurance purchased on it by me, incase of the event that it is damaged by the postage system. This method has proven itself very safe and effective! For more information on shipping please contact me.