Desirae, who was born in 2004, is ‘Original’ Highwaymen Artist Isaac Knight’s granddaughter. Isaac and his wife, Lillie, are raising her and Isaac is teaching her to cook and paint.
She became interested in painting when she was five and completed her first painting at the age of six. It all started one day when she saw her grandfather (whom she calls “Dad”) doing a painting demonstration at their church. He encouraged some children to paint after the demonstration and she was hooked. She recognized his skill on that day and then wanted to go to all his art events.
One of her friends wrote a short story about her grandfather, which furthered her interest in art making. With strong family encouragement, she continues to learn. Desirae has already sold a few paintings.