Artist Statement

My work celebrates and uplifts the self-esteem of African Americans women. Each painting focuses on the expressions that represent our history, expectations, self image and the essence that lies behind the facade of society’s perceptions.  My paintings attempt to capture the removal of the hegemonic veil which covers the struggle between self and the perceived social order.  Using color and subtle historical symbolism, my work acknowledges the internal  struggle as it fades away from the stereotypical norm toward a truer self-confidence.