"Art allows me to express what's important to me. The beauty of African American families in everyday life inspires me. I am presently working with Acrylics.
I draw strength and joy from the work of renown artist, Jonathan Green, Leroy Campbell and LiLi Bernard. I love the simplicity of Andrew Turner's paintings. April Harrison brings such beauty and creativity with her painted backgrounds.
The artwork I create is different, in that, it is uniquely inspired by my own personal story. I draw from many of my experiences in life.
My goal, and objective, as an artist, is to get more visibility, and to hang on the walls of as many homes as possible.
I have been told that the choice of colors I use, and the way in which I depict my subject, is inspiring.
I generally start each of my paintings with a sketch of some sort, followed by an underpainting. I choose a background color, and then begin laying the foundation for the painting.
My protege is renown artist, Jonathan Green, because of his ability to take a simple subject and produce a beautiful story.
I believe that my art has the ability to invoke happiness, and hope. It also depicts the subject matters that are culturally important to me. I recently won the 'People's Choice' award at a gallery showing.
When I think about artists from the past, Henri Matisse comes to mind. He gives me the courage to use patterns and colors that are realistic for the times and environment I'm in. Pablo Picasso gives me just enough edge to break the mold and be creative with shapes and facial expression."