Custom Artwork by Niaren Binford DeSilva. Niaren is an artist, educator, graphic designer, and has illustrated many children's books. Niaren loves to create diverse characters in her work, focusing on highlighting people of color as the protagonists. Niaren is best known for her paintings and drawings of female subjects representing the African Diaspora. Niaren seeks to highlight the beauty, style, and grace of women of color; she wants her audience to see the beauty that she recognizes in her subjects.