I’m from the Boston area. I’ve been an artist my entire life. I studied art, including graphic design, illustration, painting and digital arts at UMass Amherst and Northeastern University. I grew up in an an urban neighborhood, and my art is usually a representation of that background.
My recent work covers two themes, Artists and Heroes.
The hero theme includes everyday people like barbers, and mothers and fathers, as well as worldly figures like Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass.
My artists theme is made up of anyone that takes pride and loses themselves in the creativity of their craft. This includes musicians, dancers, tattooists, and so on.
My older work includes pieces created while I was in school, including a period where my characters were made up of African sculpture that was brought to life, some of which were turned into murals and others into a children’s book.
This year I hope to create pieces on themes of landscapes and politics. I hope to show the beauty of the area, and my opinions on serious issues like the presidential campaign, the Flint water crisis.
My goal is to continue exploring themes that remind people of the beauty of the Boston area, from tough and gritty to beautiful and picturesque, as well as fun, and to create images of people that have accomplished great feats, requiring courage and sacrifice.