My art comes directly from my inner psych and personal experiences. I am a clinical social worker and enjoy hearing viewers say what their different interpretations are on my paintings because it shares perspective and helps me learn. My art tells a story and can be like a narrative while other pieces may be more surrealist. The contents are normally related to internal struggles or the frustration I have with society. Often there is pain in my paintings; but beauty is revealed through the use of vibrant color and vulnerability in the characters. It is therapeutic for me to paint intense emotions because it helps me get the pain out of me. With personal growth and spiritual development my more recent paintings are beginning to evolve with me. In newer works you will see more narratives related to Christianity and scripture.
Work / Education
I was blessed with the gift of creativity since childhood and broadened my skill at Carver Center for the Arts and Technology High School. After high school, I was too angry at the world to go to college and wanted to be free. After dealing with addiction as a youth I decided I was wasting time and chose to study to become a substance abuse counselor. I quickly learned that was too limiting and changed my field of study to social work. I got my AA at Baltimore City Community College, my Bachelor at Coppin State University and my Masters in Social Work at University of Maryland. I am now a licensed certified social worker - clinical and work at a homeless shelter to help singles and families with dual diagnosis, housing and other needs. I still love creating art in my free time and recently found time to try to sell my work.