Breast Cancer Month…Church Lady, Preach Art!

Over the last 7 years I started experimenting with different styles of art. I create art that is fine art, illustrative, and whimsical. The whimsical art seems to sell better during these hard times in the economy. I really appreciate the positive responses that I have received from my clients to the simplistic style of…

Keeping Paper on Pottery

“This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred…

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.…

Drawing a Slave… With Pencils

The history of slavery in America is the African-American Holocaust. Over the 32 years I have studied slavery and its effects on the  Black community. I try to document  history from 1619 to 1960’s in my art.  Slavery impact on the black community from it conception  has been the most devastating component of our struggles. We…

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…

Mary Janes on Sunday Mornings

Mary Janes on Sunday Morning Over the years I have always been fascinated with history. I attended high school in Columbus, Ohio. I was very blessed to have a mother and father who encouraged education and knowledge. I grew up attending Union Grove Baptist church in Columbus. My pastor Reverend Phale D. Hale baptized me…

creating black historical art

My studio is called Black Revival Studio located in the Denver, Colorado region. I am an artist and writer. I create historical fine art documenting Black history. After 31 years as an artist I find joy in creating art that creates positive images of the Black experience. I create Fine Art, crafts, home decor, designs,…