I am an American painter whose work -- whether figure, portrait, or landscape -- speaks to singular stories as well as shared histories. I am a black American artist who, working from observation and first-hand experience whenever possible, is drawn to subjects that are defined by questions of equity as well as ideas of beauty. My work positions itself to have both explanatory value and emotional power -- positions itself to, in the words of the late Bayard Rustin, speak truth to power.
I began leading workshops to France "for artists and art lovers" in 2014. These trips were paused due to Covid. Please visit "Workshops" in fall 2023 for information on future trips.
This site is updated regularly. Feel free to contact me for more information; to arrange a studio visit; or to inquire about private art instruction, a purchase, or a commission.