Anne Arundel County
The portraits are commissioned for people who want a painting of themselves or who want to remember a loved one. The paintings of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray were given to their parents.
Line drawings of jazz artists.
Lessons From the Flowers
In this project called Lessons From the Flowers, I create stories with flowers in all their splendor. Nothing tells the story of life as does a beautiful flower. With each flower painting, I write a life lesson that each visual portrays. I use numerous mediums in this project including resin and acrylics mixed together, acrylics alone, and oil.
My artistic intention is to create a beautiful collection of art that comes from a place of stillness and calm from within me. For my resin art, I pour colors of acrylic paint mixed with resin onto my panel surface. With my palette knife I create strokes, swirls, and flicks of paint that produce a unique piece of art that no one else can reproduce due to the way the paint flows about on the canvas. Colors will interact with each other in curious and unique ways. Sometimes I wonder, “How did that happen?”
I also paint with oil and acrylics without the resin for a more traditional look.
I do not listen to music as I paint. I listen to the stillness from within me, "Returning to the Source" of all creativity. It is where my divine source of creativity rests. I return to that inner place at the start of every new art session. It’s a new beginning. It’s a new time to start on a different art piece or to complete a piece of art that I have already started. It’s a new beginning for me to be spiritually charged using new colors and seeing new transformations of paint mixtures colliding into each other from the paints poured onto the panel. I add deliberate strokes to complete the composition. Out of the stillness from within, a whole new creation is manifested in my outer world where I can share it with all who choose to appreciate it.
With appreciation comes joy. And with joy and happiness, room is made for healing of the heart. This is what I intend my art to do….bring joy, happiness, and healing.