Demar Douglas was born in Ypsilanti Mi and raised in Southern California. At a young age he already decided that he was going to be a artist when he grew up. After attending college he Started Blaqwata Studio. He has done many portraits, and illustration projects,as well as exhibited at various galleries. . His art represents the essence of his life experience. All of Demar's images appear to him in dreams and he interprets them with the stroke of a brush. During his early career Demar assumed the name Blaqwata to find his artistic voice. During that time he explored many different styles and themes in his art. It wasn't until some life changing events took place did he find that voice he had been searching for. The metamorphosis took place December 26th 2008. Frederick Douglas once said that without struggle there can be no progress. Demar now Armed with paint, canvas and a new perception of life, intends on taking the viewers on a exploration of the imagination.Demar feels similar to Joseph from Genesis. These life-inspiring images keep recurring to him until he paints them out of his mind. Demar paints stylized surrealism within an abstract composition finding the beautiful struggle though life's opposition.