Mama 24"x32" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Mama
24"x32"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Mama (detail) 24"x32" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Mama (detail)
24"x32"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Mama (detail) 24"x32" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Mama (detail)
24"x32"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Baba 21"x22" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Baba
21"x22"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Gimmie a Shape Up 12"x17" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Gimmie a Shape Up
12"x17"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Influence 18"x24" Graphite on paper 2017

Influence
18"x24"
Graphite on paper
2017

Da Yute Dem 30"x24" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Da Yute Dem
30"x24"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Da Yute Dem (detail) 30"x24" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Da Yute Dem (detail)
30"x24"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Da Yute Dem (detail) 30"x24" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Da Yute Dem (detail)
30"x24"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Westside 24"x18" Graphite on paper 2017

Westside
24"x18"
Graphite on paper
2017

WOKE 19"x20" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

WOKE
19"x20"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Views from Mombasa 19"x20" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Views from Mombasa
19"x20"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Views from Mombasa (detail) 19"x20" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Views from Mombasa (detail)
19"x20"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Views from Mombasa (detail) 19"x20" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Views from Mombasa (detail)
19"x20"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Redbone 12"x17" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Redbone
12"x17"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

Ziwa 17"x24" Acrylic on wood panel 2017

Ziwa
17"x24"
Acrylic on wood panel
2017

CROWNS  35"x14" Graphite and marker on paper

CROWNS 
35"x14"
Graphite and marker on paper

AT THE MARCOVICI'S 12"x12" Acrylic on canvas This painting is me in what I refer to as my “second” New York home.

AT THE MARCOVICI'S
12"x12"
Acrylic on canvas
This painting is me in what I refer to as my “second” New York home.

BUDDIES 12"x12" Acrylic on canvas One thing I really love about sisterhood is that it comes with a built-in best friend. This painting is taken from a photograph of my sister, Danielle and me during the late 1980s.

BUDDIES
12"x12"
Acrylic on canvas

One thing I really love about sisterhood is that it comes with a built-in best friend. This painting is taken from a photograph of my sister, Danielle and me during the late 1980s.

SANTA MONICA LISA  18"x29" Acrylic on wood panel I got the idea for this painting from a play on words I tossed around in my head one day. The piece is my depiction of R&B singer Monica, posed after the Mona Lisa in front of Santa Monica Pier. The color palette is an unexpected juxtaposition of muted greens with areas of vibrant pinks and blue. Her calm pose is contrasted against a carnival-like backdrop.

SANTA MONICA LISA 
18"x29"
Acrylic on wood panel

I got the idea for this painting from a play on words I tossed around in my head one day. The piece is my depiction of R&B singer Monica, posed after the Mona Lisa in front of Santa Monica Pier. The color palette is an unexpected juxtaposition of muted greens with areas of vibrant pinks and blue. Her calm pose is contrasted against a carnival-like backdrop.

MALE FIGURE 18"x24' Acrylic on canvas panel This was an in-class study of a male model. The colors found in this piece were mixed from a basic primary color palette. White was included during the last 30 minutes of a four-hour sitting.

MALE FIGURE
18"x24'
Acrylic on canvas panel

This was an in-class study of a male model. The colors found in this piece were mixed from a basic primary color palette. White was included during the last 30 minutes of a four-hour sitting.

SELF PORTRAIT 24"x18" Ink, marker, whiteout pen and wine on paper Using diluted ink and red wine as a wash, I was able to create a sense of atmospheric space around the head. Bold diagonals, hot highlights, and flashes of pink and green can be found throughout.

SELF PORTRAIT
24"x18"
Ink, marker, whiteout pen and wine on paper

Using diluted ink and red wine as a wash, I was able to create a sense of atmospheric space around the head. Bold diagonals, hot highlights, and flashes of pink and green can be found throughout.

DANIELLE  17 1/2" x 28" Acrylic on wood panel I found a kindergarten school picture of my sister and decided to re-imagine it as a painting. When you’re small and young, it seems like there’s space for every possibility and smiles come easily. The empty blue area in the painting symbolizes vast space waiting to be filled with childhood possibilities.

DANIELLE 
17 1/2" x 28"
Acrylic on wood panel

I found a kindergarten school picture of my sister and decided to re-imagine it as a painting. When you’re small and young, it seems like there’s space for every possibility and smiles come easily. The empty blue area in the painting symbolizes vast space waiting to be filled with childhood possibilities.