The Gatherings Project

A Fundraiser for Fellow Artists Today I am working on a painting to donate to The Gatherings Project.  I like what Project Creator, Artist Lynda Lowe, has to say about it: "Perhaps now more than ever we are in need of what the arts can offer. They revive our souls, enliven our senses, provide pause, and give voice to our fears and vulnerabilities. Gatherings is an art and poetry based project that experiments with giving and receiving and is a response to the difficulties of the current global health crisis. The essence [...]

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Reverse Painting on Glass Series

Bob Dylan, 10" x 8" Reverse (Acrylic) Painting on Glass This painting is one portrait from on ongoing series I am making about unique American artists. If you look at my book, you'll see artists with diverse talents such as James Baldwin, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Mahalia Jackson, Kara Walker, Jackson Browne, Nina Simone, Latoya Ruby Frazier, and more. I recently painted Rhiannon Giddens, banjo-player, and former singer and songwriter for the Carolina Chocolate Drops.  Each artist was chosen for how they have contributed to my well being and [...]

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The World Outside

The World Outside is available now through E & S Gallery, Louisville, KY. This painting is about how American society can often see Black men and boys as threatening and the thin protection from brutality Black folks are offered once they leave their home and step out into the world outside.  The drawing on the wall I have juxtaposed with the young Black man is a common symbol of innocence – a child’s drawing.   To the right is a red curtain symbolizing the thin protection Black men have in American society. This [...]

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What Does An Artist Look Like?

I'm going to give you the story behind this painting.  The painting is titled "Portrait of the Artist at Home." In certain circles, the category of a Black female artist hasn't had a foothold in the minds of folks in the way that I think it deserves.  So, I painted what I wanted to see: a proud, beautiful female artist.  I'm certainly not the first person to consider the art establishment or sexism and racism but after getting so many questions about this painting, I felt compelled to say something.  Although I am [...]

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Available Now

If you are searching for a particular painting, this is where you can find it. Having been a professional artist for more than 35 years, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with interior designers, film production companies, movie directors, and more.  Additionally, my galleries are the place to see my latest paintings and they can be trusted to find just the right painting for you. Commissions are always exciting to take on and I have painted dozens of them, one of my favorites being a 14-foot-long painting custom made for the [...]

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Keepin’ Busy

I am very excited to announce my new limited-edition fine art prints. It all started with this Painting, The Light That Shines.  I had posted my progress while painting The Light That Shines on Instagram.  It gained a huge response from my followers who asked me to make this painting available as a print since the original had sold. The original oil painting went to a long-time collector of my work but the good news is that I can now offer my collectors a high-quality, limited-edition Giclee.  There will only be [...]

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New Paintings for Seattle Show

Cape Cod      24" x 49"     Acrylic on Panel Cape Wind   24" x 49"     Acrylic on Panel Little Island   24" x 49"     Acrylic on Panel Seattle Show August 2020 Here are some of my newest paintings.  They are all painted on panel, a really exciting technique because it has a totally different feel from painting on canvas with its smooth layering of paint.   They are rather large paintings, measuring 24" x 49."  They will be part of my Solo Exhibition at Patricia Rovzar [...]

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