Charlotte-based painter Whitney Austin sold thousands of prints of her George Floyd and “Herricane” painting in two hours to earn $55,000
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-based painter Whitney Austin is using her art to harness the frustration of African Americans across the country following the Derek Chauvin verdict — earning her a lot of money and attention.
“I’ve been a full-time artist for the last five years and these last couple of years have been very difficult,” Austin said. “Last year George Floyd and then now it just seems like every week something is coming up.”
Austin usually focuses her work