Welcome to Nefer Khepri Art!
I am Nefer Khepri, a professional artist who lives in Houston, Texas with my husband, daughter, & crazy attack kitty who thinks she’s Kato from the Pink Panther movies.
I was born & raised in northern Illinois & am a very proud third-generation fan of the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs. I only had to wait 50 years to have that dream come true & consider myself lucky!
I am predominantly a self-taught artist & became a professional artist in 2000.
I am the author & artist behind the multi-award-winning Egyptian Lenormand divination card deck & book set published by Schiffer Books in 2015, the self-published Turtle Lenormand (2015), & my first oracle deck, Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm (2017, self-published).
My art education consists of Art as part of the public school curriculum of my hometown of Waukegan, Illinois. From the age of 6 – 18 my parents enrolled me every summer in an art summer camp run by the local park district. At the age of 14 I was the dominant artist in an exhibit at the local mall organized by my art teacher. Beyond that, my only other formal art education consists of one Drawing course and one Sculpture course taken at Northwestern University, both of which were taught by artist Professor William Stipe.
My academic education consists of ~
- BA in Anthropology from Northwestern University, 1985
- MA in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara 1989
- PhD in Latin American Studies, with an emphasis on Anthropology & Art History from the University of Texas, Austin
I am published in several academic journals within my field of expertise, the iconography (art) and epigraphy (hieroglyphic writing) of the Classic Maya civilization & I am a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.
Regarding my artwork, I enjoy working in a wide variety of artistic mediums ranging from colored pencils & watercolor pencils to oil pastels to watercolor to acrylic paint to gouache, plus I enjoy scrapbooking & rubber stamping. I have made my own greeting cards for friends & family since I was a child.
Professionally, I am known primarily as a visionary artist. My early artistic specialty is in visionary art and I create Soul Portraits and Manifestation Mandalas for clients around the world for those who are interested & intrigued by the more spiritual side of life.
Currently, I am enjoying creating galaxy, floral, and landscape painting using watercolors. I also create brush lettering & faux calligraphy pieces as well & am also branching out into graphic design.
I tend to work in the 5 x 7″ size the most & have sold pieces through my Instagram & Facebook accounts.
I am also working on several forthcoming card decks that include:
- 2 Tarot decks,
- 2 Lenormand decks
- 2 – 3 oracle decks.
Whew! I am busy, but am enjoying every minute of it.
Feel free to follow me on social media to keep up with my projects & to see WIP’s (work-in-progress) photos. I will also be blogging here about my artistic process that includes creating my forthcoming card decks; and, I will be sharing step-by-step tutorials.
Thank you for joining me on my artistic journey. Feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries about my artwork.