Artist Statement

I am often enthralled by the people, places, and cultures foreign to my everyday surroundings. I began cultivating my voice as an artist by interpreting how I feel and see the world onto the canvas. Naturally I transitioned to using globes as a substrate for my paintings to further express my child-like curiosities and wanderlust spirit. Painting on a sphere has proven to be both a challenging and fun experience.

My process begins by priming the surface with Gesso and then layering on a variety of mediums such as acrylic paint, spray paint, and gold leaf. I create intuitively allowing land-forms and imagery to emerge organically—if at all. I will often add textures and details using the end of my paint brush or any other tools I can find, as I dance to music in my studio and let my mind wander to faraway places.  My most recent work is a reflection of my desire to explore the world and my personal encounters abroad. It is influenced by cartography, travel, culture, and is held by private collectors all around the world.

Fun Facts

  • I have a Bachelors in Journalism and Masters in Education, but the greatest lessons I've learned from the journey within. 
  • I've chosen a word to focus on for the past 6 years and it has been a game changer for sure--this year my word is value.
  • A few things I love are 80's music, old family photos, writing, and African drum circle. 
  • People always seem surprised to learn that I am 40 Earth years--#blackgirlmagic ;)
  • The thing I've feared the most has become the thing that brings excitement and immense joy to my life--TRAVEL!

 

Studio Scenes

 

Dallas, TX