My pieces are a rewriting of the narrative to include Black people in the story in a way that doesn’t treat them as “othered” or “different,” but as an inextricable, necessary part of the experience of being alive, of being a member of a community. My paintings therefore are joyful and joy-filled-- a colorful, ecstatic representation of what it means to be human.
My latest series was inspired by my own experience with racism at a prominent tourist spot in 2021. I was told that Black people do not enjoy the beach for socioeconomic reasons and that segregation in the south was a myth. Further, I was told that Black people certainly do not make art about it. In response, I developed the Forward Together series.
I am now accepting commissions for this series. All paintings are designed for their display pieces.
My artwork is not just about creating a beautiful image, but also about capturing the emotions and feelings that come with being surrounded by water. Whether it is the tranquility of a calm sea or the power of a crashing wave, my water scapes are designed to evoke a sense of awe and wonder.
As an artist, I strive to create artwork that not only celebrates my Caribbean heritage but also connects with people on a deeper level. My hope is that when people view my paintings, they will be transported to a place of calm and serenity, where the beauty of the ocean is all around them.