My work represents my passion for the
My early work was inspired by my exposure to contemporary portraiture, German Expressionism, Neo-Expressionism, and the Harlem Renaissance. My early paintings are dense and layered paintings with many expressive colors, textural backgrounds, and gestural marks. Recently, my paintings, illustrations, and printmaking works document contemporary American culture. I have chosen to explore themes and images of people of color due to a lack of proper representation in the canon of Western art history.