(Also referred to as hand-tinting and hand-coloring)
Simply the Pointe
Mrs. Van Sertima has been a photographer for 30
years, expanding her expertise in this field to that of art director,
cover designer and art consultant for worldwide distributed journals.
She began as a black and white photographer who distinguished herself
and work by uniquely hand-painting each piece.
Hand-painting (also referred to as hand-tintring and hand-coloring) is a component of photography begun in the 1900s before color film was invented. The art, generally, “suggested” color. Mrs. Van Sertima’s hand-paintings bring to life the full freshness of the immediate experience, yet honors its underlying pristine black and white beginnings. The addition and transparency of color expresses the subtleties and dynamics of playful interaction between overlapping and reflective color, thus creating a discrete, surrealistic quality. Her choice of artistic expression memorializes the delicate state of a moment in time and, yet...each piece is timeless.
Jacqueline L.P. Van Sertima
Two of Mrs. Van Sertima’s outstanding mentors:
Prof. Roy DeCarava’s work and charm were best described during his extraordinary exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1996 by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography: Roy DeCarava - A Retrospective “At the heart of DeCarava’s photographs is an aesthetic of patient contemplation. His work achieves a reflective state of grace.”
an imaginative interpreter of theatre and dance, was not only an
artistic inspiration, but an outstanding example of how the combination
of inner effervescence and skill give birth to art that is imbued with
the beauty of one’s character.
Mrs. Van Sertima has won national and international
recognition for her excellent technical execution and its sociological
significance in several publications, gallery exhibitions and
television exposure. She now celebrates her most recent publication in
100 New York Photographers by Schiffer
She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Hunter College, New York.