As an artist, I consider myself a visual storyteller,
highlighting the stories of people and places that have had a significant impact on African-American life today.
My painting pay tribute to: slaves, sharecroppers and countless of others whose lives were often unappreciated during their time. I seek to glorify their existence, presenting them as strong, proud and empowered while also illuminating their plight and showing their pain; their joy together.
As an artist I feel that it is incumbent upon me to tell the story of the African-American experience through my paintings; And in so doing I am telling the story of the many unsung heroes who gave their lives because they refused to submit to the whims of the oppressor.