Born and raised in Nigeria, Tomisin Oluwole is a poet, painter, fashion stylist, and photographer that currently lives in Long Beach. She obtained her degree in Fashion Merchandising from California State University, Long Beach and likes to reflect this element in her vivid choice of words as presented in her debut book, “Half Past in the A.M.,” a literary collection of poetry and short stories that invites the reader to explore one’s many selves. When it comes to her paintings, Tomisin finds that she is constantly drawn to the abstract, to symbols and metaphors that beautifully mask the hidden, and to nature. Her subject matter is primarily centered on the self, and ideas that indirectly evoke feelings of self. She especially loves using unusual contours and vibrant colors to create different perspectives on the faces we see, the faces she sees. The intent is for her art to inspire curiosity as well as a warm sense of familiarity, simultaneously.