Yvonne Ferguson was born in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and moved to Gainesville, Florida as a toddler. Always yearning for the creative arts, her childhood was spent gravitating to anything artistic -- books, graphics, paints, chalks, crayons, and comics --all culminating in a desire to create. After graduating from Gainesville High School, she went on to study Art History at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. She has shown her work as a featured artist at the Center of Women Studies at the University of Florida, the University of Florida Institute of Black Culture Black Artists Showcase, the Civic Media Center and Wild Iris Book Store and Matheson Museum as part of Gainesville Downtown Art Walk. She has also been showcased on ARTlanta and ArtICentric online art magazine as the featured guest artist of the month. She has been featured as chosen artist backdrop by Blavity.com online news source. Yvonne has participated and won awards in the Millhopper Arts Festival and Downtown Arts Festival. Yvonne was the featured live painting artist at the Gasparilla Music Festival while painting The Roots live during their performance. She has had several gallery showings at Illsol Studio in Tampa which is now transformed into Merge Culture Studio, Matheson History Museum, and the Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center. Yvonne has completed two murals for the City of Gainesville, on Nina Simone and Donald King, Jr. Yvonne looks forward to her next solo show, Unapologetic Vol. 1 postponed to February 2021 at the Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center. Birthed by Yvonne Ferguson, Diasporic Pigments is her celebration of the beauty, history, culture, and people of the African diaspora through art. This online gallery features images of her paintings of cultural and human rights icons as well as notable and groundbreaking musicians.