Artist Statement

My inspiration comes from Black culture focusing primarily on the depiction of women in a positive light. My work is targeted mostly towards millennials and Gen-Xers who have an understanding and appreciation of Hip Hop culture and Pan-Africanism. Through oil paint, each piece is a representation of cultural pride. My works are primarily portraits using heavily saturated colors in stylized manner. My influences are Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald, and Faith Ringgold as each of these artists are known for using bold colors and using their work to depict social and political beliefs. My paintings are developed by exploring concepts, sketching, then executing the idea in oil paint. My work is unique because as black woman in America, I understand the lack of proper representation of women and people of color.