New Book Joy is…

 New Book Joy is… This book is a collection of 75 illustrations I created about Joy. I wanted to create a book that with humor and hope would add a smile to someone days. I am working on several other books that I hope will add life and hope in hard time across the world.…

Crystal Pool… No Blacks Allowed!

  The summers in Columbus Ohio were hot. I spent most of my childhood trying to cool off from the Midwest heat. My favorite pastime was riding my bike. It was my Cadillac to new adventures. When the school years ended, I would say good-bye to all my friends white and black. I would see…

When Jazz Married Art

One of my favorite Jazz pianist is  Thelonious monk. When I was younger I recall siting at the piano  for hours trying to duplicate his melodic- jazzy bebop gospel style.  He is one of the many musicians that inspire my art.  His call and response bebop style of music speak to the soul volumes of…

GraceWork, More Grace And Counting

Many years ago I had some kind of near death experience.  It was 1991.  I am not sure what all happen but I  know something in my life changed. My love and desire to fulfill everything life  had for me became real.     I had a studio/gallery in our house on the main floor.…

Painting Black Women From History, From the Heart

  Painting Black Women From History, From the Heart Back in the early 80’s, I left Columbus Ohio to attend College in Pueblo, Colorado. For the first time in my life I was around another culture besides Black and White people. I was exposed to Mexican Americans and Latino artists for the first time. My second…

Painting Landscapes on Wood

Painting Landscapes on Wood I attended the University of Cincinnati back in 1982-83. I was a Fine Arts Major.  One of the requirement among many was taking  a class in oil painting. I had never  worked with oils before. I was excited about trying a new medium.I have always love the  landscapes and genres  from…

Next Stop Cairo!

Next Stop Cairo! Next Stop Cairo! I recently traveled back through the Midwest to visit my father who is sick. The trip from Colorado to Ohio was a long, tedious drive. I decided to drive because I had several large paintings I wanted to get to my family. It was an emotionally hard trip. I…