I am a Caribbean-American Artist born and raised in New York City. Through my expressionistic use of line and/or color, I enjoy celebrating the musical, melodramatic, multi-cultural and enigmatic spirit of Carnival in my drawings and paintings. In my work, I seem drawn to characters and scenes that express conditions of longing, nostalgia and grief connected to the desire to carry on and experience pleasure, joy and even ecstatic states. I am quite in awe of the strength of the human spirit! From illustration to portraiture, I focus on expressing character and personality inherent in live models as well as imagined beings engaged in scenes that tell wordless, poetic stories. As a creative writer and visual artist, I often enjoy drawing or painting on small surfaces from 4" x 6" up to 11" x 14" as though I am writing these expressionistic stories. And, indeed there is such a 'fine line' between drawing, painting and writing.
I am as inspired by Rembrandt, Matisse, Marc Chagall, Otto Dix, George Grosz, John Singer Sargent, Edgar Degas, Remedios Varo, Winsor Mckay, Jackie Ormes, Laura James, as I am many literary influences such as Zora Neale Hurston, Jamaica Kincaid, Jean Toomer, Bruno Schulz, Jean Rhys, Pablo Neruda.
The Art Students League, New York City, Member and Student, 2016-
Su-Casa Residency through BRAC (Bronx River Art Center), Art Teacher; March 2019-June 2019
"Guerrillas In the Midst," Group Show, 2014, Clover Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC
"Celebrate Black History Month," Group Show, 2013, Interchurch Gallery, NYC
"Witchy Women," Group Show, 2012, See Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey
"Rising Suns," Group Show, 2010, Dash Gallery, Tribeca, NYC
"Street Art Without Borders," 2010, Paris, France and Sao Paulo, Brazil