The Burnt Coffee Company is proud to present a collaboration with local artists. A portion of the merchandise sold in our online shop that was created by an artist goes directly to the artist to help them continue to be imaginative and create. Our intention is to encourage a culture of support for artist in the local community.
Please view the Shop page for a closer look at the beautifully created artwork or stop in and view the artwork up close with the ability to purchase right off the wall of our 3232 15th Ave W Suite 101, Seattle WA 98119 location.
Bilonda Mireille (Pappas) Rommel.
I am an abstract painter from Democratic Republic of Congo, who lives in the Seattle area. You will get to know a bit about me in my artwork. I am inspired by just about anything around me; it varies from my moods to my children and my husband. I am always finding ways to represent all of me and never forgetting where I came from. My Congolese roots is always presented. My roots no one and nothing, can take that away. My favorite medium to paint with is oil. Anything from bold bright to soft neutral colors to black and white. Each blank canvas is a new beginning! I hope each piece of art that I create can bring some joy, a good feeling, a memory, optimism or even a smile, and then what I have set out to accomplish will have succeeded.
Over the course of my professional and creative careers, I have enjoyed opportunities to pursue trades pertaining to creative writing, graphic design, and branding. I expanded my visual art practice to incorporate painting in January 2018, when I began to employ abstract painting as a form of art therapy. I continue to view painting as a therapeutic practice.
Through my work, I explore themes that directly connect to my lived experiences as a queer, mixed-race woman, utilizing multiple techniques to convey my perceptions of gender representation, body dysmorphia, vulnerability, and universal connectivity. I’m particularly interested in the ways that we relate to our environments.
Born and raised in East Africa Kenya. I immigrated to the U.S. and pursued a career in OR Nursing. After the birth of my 2nd daughter. I wanted to incorporate my culture and love for African Print. I began promoting kitenge and Leso/Kanga fabric in infant to adult beddings and décor. I am a self-taught seamstress with love for all things African.
I aim to promote Africa's beauty and diversity through art.
The handmade blankets suited for both infants and adults and made of high quality extra soft fleece/plush material.
The colorful fabric encompassing the blanket consists of cotton with kitenge or kanga style African motifs, bold contrasting colors and patterns. The versatile colors create a wide selection for blanket lovers to choose from. Each blanket is handmade with love and hardwork allowing for a uniqueness in size and design. No blankets are alike. Blankets are available in pre-made or customers can customize their own upon ordering.