• ARTIST STATEMENT

    In a world that romanticizes Eurocentricity, I craft vibrant portraits of black faces with exaggerated features, big hair, and joyful expressions. This playful approach is my way of celebrating black culture; inspiring happiness, comfort, and sometimes laughter - all those warm and fuzzy feelings.

  • MY MEDIUM

    Although I sometimes use ink, acrylic paint, and watercolor pencils to accentuate my art, I work primarily with watercolor paint. Watercolor is an opaque, water-based paint with beautiful, fluid movement that almost comes alive when you put brush to paper. It can't always be precisely controlled, but to me, that's part of its allure.

  • MY INSPIRATION

    I believe "Black Joy" is its own unique form of resistance, and that is what I choose to focus on through my artwork. My paintings are fun, light-hearted, whimsical, and at times, offbeat. When I paint, my goal is always to highlight the beauty in “blackness” and the black experience while keeping the subjects relatable and warm.

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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

- Henry Ward Beecher