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Wegahta Tsehaye is a self-taught painter based in Norway. She was born and raised in Eritrea, Asmara. When Wegahta is not creating her art, she works as a medical secretary and French teacher. She incorporates acrylic bright colors, mandala details and traditional clothing prints in her artwork to show the vibrancy of her culture. Wegahta grew up in a very supportive family her entire life, both of her parents and older sister Hermon. After facing the loss of her dad and her sister combined with the social and political issues of her country, Wegahta had to immigrate. Once settled, she decided to get back to painting in honor of her sister.  Her goal is to tell a story, using her art as her voice and encourage black women who have been through hard times that there is beauty in rebirth..