Whitney Melton Jeffreys is a native New Orleanian and is currently practicing as an artist in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her art is inspired by the city that she lives in and the people that surround her. Art Gumbo represents the many different ingredients that make up her work. Whitney has been showing her work since she was 15 years old and had her first solo show when she was 19 years old titled Natural Illusions.
During Jazzfest 2018, Whitney was honored in the Cultural Pavilion as one of NOLA's 300 in celebration with New Orleans' tricentennial. She was chosen by photographer Gus Bennett to be represented in his project, The New Orleans People Project. His photographs were featured as part of the tricentennial exhibit representing the city and it's cultural traditions.