I have been in love with art all of my life. There is no doubt that it has and always be my primary relationship. Some people have looked at my work and assumed that I am a self taught artist. I cannot really say that I was self taught. I was given my first scholarship to study watercolor at Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Art at the age of 10.Thereafter; I have had a series of Master painters to mentor me. The good thing about this type of one on one training by master painters and sculptures is that I never lost my childlike creative freedom. They always allowed me to take the knowledge that I choose in order to learn technique , under their guidance, on my own terms. They also providing me with honest critique of the work I produced. I think that this approach is why I am still in love with painting. I never struggle for inspiration. I just show up and get out of the way of the creative energy. My wish is that who ever views or purchases my art has as much fun experiencing the work as I had as the work was created, FYI I studied vocal music ,and Sociology at University. Both of these fields of study influence my artwork greatly. .
New Jersey City University
- Sociology, Drug and Alcohol Counseling
The study of groups and sociological theory has influenced my artwork greatly.
John B. Stetson University
Directly out of high school I attended Stetson university as a music education major. Stetson is the oldest University in the state of Florida. My ultimate goal was to sing opera, and oratorio music while also performing as a recitalist.
PIKINE Diaspora Radio interviewed by Ibou Indoye
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Creative Conversations/Blog Talk Radio/Interview
Radio host Alpha Burton of Phantom Gallery Chicago Network interviewed me regarding my artwork.
Mention in article about Legendary African American Fashion Designer Wesley Tann
Wesley Tann was the first and only African American designer to have a showroom on 7th Avenue in Manhattan N.Y, and later in life he was an etiquette expert. Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, opera singer Leontyne Price, and actress Diahann Carroll wore Wesley Tann designs. Wesley was also a lover of intimacy gatherings of friends ,and was famous for his lovely cocktail parties. The guest listed in this article include some powerful individuals. Though I do not fall into the category of the mighty I was pleased to be noted as an artist in this article. Wesley has since departed this life, but he was my dearest friend and cheerleader.
Google Arts and Culture Hudson Guild page .
Invited by Hudson Guild to be among first 50 artist featured on their Google Arts and Culture page.
Hindsight/ Hudson Guild Gallery
Hindsight is an album compiled by invited artist by Hudson Guild. The purpose of the album is to give voice to various artist on the "riveting events of 2020."
The Breath Project/Hudson Guild Gallery
The Breath Project consisted of artwork and signs that addressed " inequality and racism -either strong reactions or new ideas for change."
23rd Annual Community Jam/ Hudson Guild/ Google Arts and Culture
New York, NY
"Hudson Guild's first Community Art Jam took place in 1997 and has been an annual tradition since. "
A New York State of Mind Stories from the unusual suspects
Featured in an exhibition of New York based artist at DECACAO FABRIEK cultural center in Helmond, NL. The show was curated by Elise Tak.
Les Quatre Saisons/ Issyra Galleery
Issyra African Art Gallery featured four artist from various from eclectic backgrounds in this exhibition curated by Elise Tak.
Brushstrokes and Grain/hob'art gallery
Brushstrokes and Grain was an two person exhibit featuring the contrasting styles of photographer Tom Egan, and paintings from my series titled "Spiritual and Sexual Intimacy in the home.
Art and Technology Circus/AUDART
Invited to display my Collage of Ahmed the Sacred elephant. My work was apart of AUDART's effort to protect elephants from being hunted for the trade in ivory.
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Ahmed was an actual real live Kenyan Elephant . His tusk grew so long that he was in constant danger from hunters and poachers who would kill him to take his tusk, and sell them on the black market. Once Kenyan school children heard of his plight they mounted a letter writing campaign to then President Jomo Kenyata. President Kenyata was Kenya's first president. Having heard the children .He issued a decree placing Ahmed under his protection, provided him with a 24/7 security detail, and declared him a Living Monument the first ever for an Elephant..
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This is artwork is truly an intuitive piece. I felt the work into being. The two female images just occurred. There appears to be an obvious bond of friendship between them. I think that perhaps they are beyond best friends. They are frequency mates. That person who whether you talk or you are silent you know each other's thoughts are. Having a frequency mate, be the relationship romantic or platonic is one of the greatest highs in life. Loosing a frequency mate is one of the most painful experiences in life. The two women in this painting appear to be frequency mates. Cosmic friendship is
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ONE...SHE IS SPINNING THE EARTH...ONE
There is an image of a woman in the middle of this intuitive piece. She has long black hair, and is dressed in white. She is at work. Her job is to keep the Earth spinning.
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Me and me & my babies at the lake house circa 1988
This piece is a reverse glass collage. I used a photo of my children and me as subjects. The original photo was taken on the deck of a beautiful summer home on Lake Ontario in Upstate New York circa 1988, and was just the three of us. After I drew and painted the initial characters it felt like something was missing. I decided to insert yet another photo of myself into the piece. When I stepped back to view the work it looked like a same sex couple and their children having a relaxing day. I am very proud of this piece. I guess that when we are looking for love. We are actually looking for our self.
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ONE...PIECE IS IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE...ONE
This very colorful and energetic piece painted itself. I was listening to Joni Mitchell and Prince they are two of my favorite musical artist. Joni sang "A Case of You". Prince sang "A Case of You". Joni Sang ' Just a Little Green." Prince sang " I wanna be your lover." I was just riding that energy of two masters with no thoughts in my head . When this spontaneous session was over; I saw a little man in a dark suit. He was standing in the midst of all that emotional energy. He looked very peaceful, and then I remembered that the eye is the safest place to be during a hurricane. The painting had created its self.
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When the storms of Life are raging BE STILL
This work appears to show a man in a black suit standing still. He is watching what appears to be a color storm. The emotions swirl, and twirl. Still the man looks on quietly, unperturbed. Soon the peace returns. He says to the peace...I knew that you would return.