My journey

My journey as an artist began at birth. I have always loved art as a child and knew I was going to be an artist when I became an adult.  Art has saved my life mentally, spiritually, and physically. Art is how I breathe. 

My Background

I attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY majoring in Illustration. Inspired by artists, Ernie Barnes and Norman Rockwell, I love telling stories through paintings and drawings. I use my art to document daily life scenes of unrepresented communities.  

I taught art in high schools and communities in New Jersey. Currently, I am pursuing my Ph.D., in Art Education and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.  

My Medium

My first love is oil paint. I enjoy the fluidity, vibrant, and movement of oils.  Oils have been patient with me and I with her.  I also use graphite pencils, but lately I am using watercolors. I feared watercolors and often avoided them. On an artist residency in Portobelo, Panama, I brought my watercolors to sketch, and I was introduced to a new love. I still enjoy oil painting, but know I realized the multiple mediums I can use that bring me joy.