I am so glad to meet you. I like people. I find our condition, problems, emotions, thoughts, feelings, and how we choose to express and navigate them fertile ground for an endless amount of creative work. My preferred medium is mixed media and I have adopted acrylic, charcoal, pastel, and collage as my present day preferences. I have coined the phrase “controlled chaos” to describe my methodology. I define this as the manipulation of color, images, words, and phrases in a random manner, in an effort to create a narrative. My narratives follow the human condition, both good and bad. I paint these things, which I find amazing and hard to understand at the same time. I paint in order to figure out what’s happening in the world and why it’s happening. Some of the topics I find interesting and worthy of discussion are racism, immigration, fitting in and self-worth as teenagers, and hunger. My goal is to become more effective at telling these stories as I grow as an artist.

I started my journey in New York City at the Germaine School of Photography in the late 1970s. When I moved to Houston, I continued my studies at San Jacinto College, taking classes in legal assisting and art. I started taking classes at the MFAH Glassell School of Art ten years ago; in 2019, I completed the Block program. I have had the privilege to display my work at the San Jacinto College Gallery, the San Jacinto College Library, various VAA exhibitions, Carolyn Garcia Gallery, the Houston City Wide African American Artists Exhibition, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, the Gallery space at West Gray Dental, and at the NCV Wine facility.

I appreciate the time you have taken to look at some of my work and learn a little about me.