About: Born in Oakland, California my creative journey was clear early in life because my Grandmother and Mother believed that all children are born with a unique gift, I was blessed to unwrap my gift when I was about 61/2 years old. Initially utilizing graphite pencil, pen and ink, printmaking and soft pastel, later my work evolved into mix media to bring about multi-dimension; as well as a sense of rhythm and grace in abstract forms.
To view my work is to experience the association between beauty and love. To bring three energies together in the moment-physical, spiritual and emotional- is my fundamental artistic expression.
I have exhibited in hundreds of juried festivals, exhibits, and galleries throughout the country. Visitors from countries such as South Africa, Japan, Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and China have chosen my work to adorn their homes in their native lands.
Collectors include Randy Crawford, Nancy Wilson, Tom Skerit and William Allen Young.
RECENT EXHIBITS INCLUDE:
Art of The African Diaspora, 2020-present
Red Umbrellas Open Air Fine Art Gallery, 2005-present
The Art of Living Black, 1996-2019
Evolve Gallery, 2011- 2012
East Bay Municipal Utility District, Solo show, 2011
San Pablo Arts Gallery, 2011
African American Arts & Culture Complex, 2011
The City of Oakland Craft & Cultural Arts Gallery, Solo show, 2008
Stanford University, Group show, 2006
The Art of Living Black (Richmond Art Center), Artist of the Year Award, 2017
Best Display, Pan African Film & Art Festival, 2004
Artist Honoree, County of Los Angeles, 2004
Certificate of Recognition, California Legislature Assembly, 2004
More info: These 3 pieces are part of my new series (75 total) created during the pandemic titled “Truth Matters” inspired by everything!