I was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana. Having all of my extended family living in New Orleans gave ample opportunity to visit and discover the city and fall in love. I am a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi holding a degree in both psychology and art, concentrating in painting and drawing. As a New Orleans based artist, I try not to maintain one concrete style, from conceptual, to subjective, and abstract, I rather like to dip my toes in each before moving to the next.
Art has been my life for as long as I could breathe, primarily painting and drawing. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I have been writing novels. I've traveled around the country, each place has gained a special spot in my soul. These precious moments have made their way to my easel. From the scenery while traveling, the trees and the mountains, a coffee shop, to the characters of my city, in the parades and the music that fills the air, there is no limit. I paint the stories they tell me, be it in a subjective or abstract manner.
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
Vibrant, Colorful, Abstracts
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
What I love most about creating art in New Orleans is the diversity of the city as a whole. This eclectic environment pulses an artistic energy unlike any place I've been before from the colors of the houses to the rhythms in the streets.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
In abstract painting, colors are most paramount. The fun lies in making a wide range of colors from four tubes of paint. In the process of making colors, the painting itself then unfolds onto the canvas,
Where do you draw inspiration?
As a traveler, either for work or pleasure, I try to adventure as much as possible. As an artist, I convey my experiences through expression in paintings.
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
Francisco Goya ,
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
Just like the city itself, my work can be described by numerous genres of music flowing in and out of each piece.
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
Doodling at a coffee shop, hidden away from the world.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
Evening and early night would be my favorite time of day. Fall is my favorite season.
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
With diligent practice I have taught myself to be ambidextrous, gaining motor skills using broad mark making strokes working down to fine details.
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Where You Can Find My Work
All works listed online are available to be viewed at Where Y’Art Gallery by appointment.