• 11"x17"

Portraits

I work primarily in charcoal, pastels, acrylic and oil paints. People and life are where my inspiration comes from, and I hope to inspire others.

Featured Work:

“My Lil Warrior Girl.” 11″x14″ Oil on Paper”

“Genuine.” 11″x14″ Oil on Paper.

“Me, Myself and I.  20″x 25” Pastel, Charcoal, Acrylic on Paper

“Nesta” 30″x40″ Acrylic on Canvas

“Sandra” 14″x20″ Pastel on Paper

“Edgar Degas w my Angio- Seal” 14″x17″ Charcoal on Paper

Untitled Study 11″x17″ Pastel on Paper

“Chief of Operations” 45″x45″ Charcoal on Paper

  • Oil on Paper. 11"x14"

Nature

I’ve been working with Nature a lot lately. Not only can Nature teach us and heal us, but I also believe it can say a lot, especially in today’s world! “Nature is power. It won’t respond to your authority or badges.”

Featured Work:

“Always keep your head up.” 9″x 12″ Oil on Paper.

“Catch and Release” (Keep it ‘Fresh, and So Clean Clean’ People!). 8″x 11″ Pencil n Oil on Paper.

“Papa Don’t Take No Mess” 45″x60″ Charcoal on Paper

“There’s No Stopping Us” 42×72″ Charcoal, Pastel, and Acrylic on Paper

“Yeah Drake, ‘We started from the bottom’, and WE’ve always been Here” 42″x72″ Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper.

“New Moon Ravens” 11″x 14″ Oil on Paper.

The Figure

Whether it’s a portrait or the figure, I always try to capture something unique or personal about them. This isn’t always easy to do, yet it’s a very important thing to try and accomplish. It will help bring the piece to life!

“Power” Pencil 8″x11″

Untitled figure study. Pastel 11″x17″

“Repose” Pencil 8″x 11″

“Look Mom, No hands” Pencil 8″x11″

“Backbone” Pencil 8″x11″

“Ah! That Pulling Love” Pencil 8″x11″

Untitled figure study Pastel 11″x17″

“Half worked up” Pencil 8″x11″

About

I was born and raised in Chicago,Il. The neighborhood(Rogers Park) where I grew up was highly diverse with many different cultures, ethnicities, and interest. I grew up playing sports and was on the ground floor of Hip Hop culture. It was the late 70’s and early 80’s. I was breakdancing on the streets and doing graffiti. We were renegades! These early influences shaped my view of the world and played a crucial role in the artist I’ve always been, yet didn’t know it at the time.

My motto for my art and life is: ” Swallow the Lies and Vomit the Truth! “