Eboni Latifah Love-Peel is a 30-year-old Deaf Artist. Born in Detroit, Eboni is a graduate of Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington DC. Eboni was introduced to art at the age of five when her mom’s friend took her under her wing in the art gallery downstairs from her clothing design studio in Downtown Detroit. Her love for art grew as she used art to communicate to her family. In high school her science teacher, impressed by her artistic ability, asked her to paint a science mural on the wall of the school. She was then asked to paint the sports team logo in the school gym and she started creating her graphic art characters for the stories she made up. She shows her art and creative abilities in flower planters, benches, shelving units, t-shirts, photography murals and more.
She now attends Gallaudet University as a criminology major. On her choice to be a criminology major, Eboni notes her giving nature and concern about the needs of the Deaf community: “Deaf people need help to get fair treatment in employment and equal rights under the law.”
Even though she wears a cochlear implant, her preferred communication is American Sign Language. She is currently working on a movie short with a California director based on her life in high school as a deaf child from a hearing family. To learn more or purchase Eboni Latifah Love-Peel’s art, please visit this site.