Even as a child I loved to draw. I was picked on and bullied in school quite a bit because of my visual disability. It did not take me long to realize that a lot of peace that I felt came from creating a drawing. I used to love to run and show my mother anything I would draw. I did not really tell others about my talent but every now and then a teacher would get wind of it, and then I found myself being recruited for art projects for school such as Black History Month displays and school play backgrounds.
For a long time, even well into adulthood, my first love was graphite pencil and colored pencils. I decided to step out of my comfort zone and take an oil painting class….that was over 10 years ago. I fell in love with using this medium for a short time. For years after that I would go a long time between graphite drawings and oil paintings…only creating here and there and every now and then. About two years ago I had a lot of free time on my hands because I was unemployed, so I picked up my graphite pencil and sketchbook again. To my surprise, a passion that I had not felt quite as strongly before erupted inside me. I literally could not put my art down and I could not stop creating. I have been on fire for my work ever since.
I have explored all kinds of different mediums for my artwork. Graphite pencil will probably always be my absolute favorite. I have recently rediscovered my love for painting… this time with acrylic paints. I am also fond of watercolor paint. I cannot stop painting…I absolutely love it! I am excited to share and sell my work. My artwork is my heart and soul poured on paper/canvas. Every creation is a piece of me. They are rarely just random paintings, but instead, are real experiences, visions, and dreams that I have been given by the Lord. Through my words and artwork, my Godly mission is to inspire, uplift, and encourage one heart at a time.