Original art 

I'm a self-taught artist inspired by the likes of Frida Kahlo, Amos Kennedy, Elaine de Kooning, Paul Gauguin, and Kara Walker. As a consumer and critic of art, right now I'm interested in the power of public art - particularly in how it has and (continues) to change Atlanta's neighborhoods.

As a maker of art, I'm inspired to paint about news stories that strike me. Unlike a journalistic piece, though, my art skews toward evoking the emotion of a moment, rather than exact interpretations of facts or faces.

Two paintings below are from a series of paintings and sketchings inspired by reports of the conditions in Calais, a Syrian refugee camp in France. The titles are a reference to classic French works of art and a commentary on the rise of Islamophobia. 


gates of calais

SOLD - Acrylic and pen on canvas, 2016.


les demoiselles d'aleppo

SOLD - Acrylic on canvas, 2016.


desert fires

Oil on canvas, 2016.


self-portrait in blue

Acrylic on canvas, 2016.


mother frida

Acrylic on canvas, 2016.