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I am humbled and honored to share my art with you.
I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet and be mentored by African American artist, Miss Annie Lee. Miss Annie and I would share long conversations about art and expressing ourselves through art. I sat in her bedroom and watched as she worked on a line of dolls she was planning to release just prior to her passing. We always laughed about me saying I was old, she would quickly remind me she was older and "age ain't nothing but a number".
She told me "you are never to old to do what you love".
Painting and traveling have always been my grounding passions. Since I was a child, drawing was my way to release my emotions. To satisfy my other passion, travelling, I joined in the US Air Force and had the opportunity to travel the world. I retired from the Air Force in 1993 and for the next 20 years I worked with youth and adults in my community. I had many different jobs, social worker, mental health program manager and domestic violence facilitator. I founded a non-profit to provide mental health services to underserved communities of color. I relocated to Las Vegas in 2013 with the plans to retire. That was the year I got serious about my art, with loving encouragement from Miss Annie.
I began to research my family history and this journey led me in so many different directions. I found I have a rich southern history from Arkansas, a colorful Jamaican history from Kingston and the foundation of my family is from the Igbo tribe from Nigeria. I try to reflect a bit of my heritage in each painting.
I enjoy recycling canvases and different materials to create unique one of a kind paintings.
I have over 30 paintings in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. I have been commissioned to paint numerous pieces for private collections.
My first public exhibition was in May 2019.