Strong women are at the epicenter of Tamina Muhammad’s art. Her paintings depict the power of motherhood in bold watercolors and handmade Moroccan ink in a style reminiscent of cave paintings. Muhammad pulls from her African ancestry, multicultural heritage, and the landscapes she’s lived in when creating. Florals, cacti, and sunsets serve as an ode to the Southwest and make frequent appearances. A multimedia artist, she works with watercolor, acrylic, Prism markers, colored pencil, and ink paints in styles that range from fantasy to abstraction. She also designs logos, runs a professional face-painting business (Tamina Fun Faces), and has murals on the walls of local venues, including the West Minnehaha Recreation Center. Born in New Jersey, a longtime resident of Arizona, and a graduate of the Pratt Institute, Muhammad moved to Minnesota three years ago. Her first solo show is at the East Side Arts Council, where she is the lead artist for the summer artmobile and an instructor for the senior arts program.