Lancaster Connects

Lancaster Connects

Painting a Piece of Black History Featuring Keisha Finnie and Beverley Doody: Episode 129

February 12, 2024

Born and raised in Lancaster, PA (1992). Keisha Finnie’s work explores the journey of evolution as not only an artist but as a woman of color. Interpreting her personal experiences and observations, nurturing and visualizing her determination and resilience through touch and a strong vibrant color palette.

Keisha has been artistic since she could remember in her first art class at Ross Elementary School where her 2020 mural “Nurture Your Mind” resides. She has been featured in many local magazines; BLK Voices, Susquehanna Style, and Fine Living to name a few. Keisha has been awarded artist of the year Lancaster County Magazine (2021 & 2023), Susquehanna Style’s Women of Strength Nominee (2020), Lancaster Equity Fund grant recipient (2021); allowing her to curate Lancaster’s first BIPOC Gallery Row Exhibition during Spring ArtWalk 2023, YWCA Black Artist Waystation (2023). Her work can be viewed on many different scales from canvas’, musical instruments, restaurants, hospitals to large scale murals around Lancaster.

Beverley Doody is passionate about her voluntary work as a Certified Mentor with SCORE, a national not-for-profit organization that provides business consulting services to local small businesses in the Lancaster-Lebanon area. Beverley has a proven track record of over 35 years in the HR field delivering business solutions across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA. She has worked in many fields of HR. She has recent proven experience in leading HR aspects related to mergers and acquisitions.