My art career started as a little girl who endlessly drew lively characters as a way of telling stories. Hundreds of reams of paper later, my passion for creating art and story-telling blossomed into watercolor painting.As a self-taught artist, I use strong lines and brilliant color to create works that are positive, vibrant and lively. My influences include the abstract realism of Georgia O’Keeffe and the richness of African and Native American culture. Neo-Soul singer Amel Larrieux has described my work as being “so alive” while others have gravitated towards it as a form of visual therapy.
I also use my artwork as a vehicle for positive change. Two of my paintings were included in the Visual Aids: Postcards From The Edge charity exhibition, which benefits New York City artists living with AIDS. In the Fall of 2010, I created poster prints of my painting Medea to generate awareness about triple negative breast cancer, in honor of one my relatives who succumbed to the disease. Earlier that year, I designed and sold postcard prints to commemorate the Haitian earthquake and donated 100% of the proceeds to charities serving the quake victims. This spring, I will be selling the prints again as part of another fundraising event with one of my colleagues, who is currently touring the country on a charity drive.
My works are included in private collections and I have also shown in various group exhibitions in venues around New York City, which include the New York Mercantile Exchange, St. Francis College, Climate Gallery and Broadway Suites, LLC. For inquiries about my upcoming projects or my artwork, please contact me at email@example.com.