A native South Carolinian, my works include large collages, mixed media canvases, serigraphs and pieces on paper. My love for art fueled a constant desire to lean more and more. I studied with Leo Twiggs at S.C. State University, Arts Student's League in New York City, and at the Museum School of Art at the Greenville County Museum with Carl Blair.
My canvases depict the music of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker, as well as African masks and kente cloth. These are a reflection of my love of music and my heritage. I've returned to these themes over the years but have also added new themes such as shoes and flowers from my garden which combine my love of painting and gardening.
For as long as I can remember, I've had an interest in creating. As a young child I would sit in front of the neighbor's house and dig up clay to mold into objects. Even before I started to attend school, I was drawing objects around my home. My art is like a patchwork quilt including a variety of subjects executed using mixed media, wax, dyes, inks, acrylics, oil, serigraph and collage. My art draws on life, loss and the need to capture some of what this journey gives me. I am still on a journey to find a way, through my art, to celebrate life and share with others.