I am an Artist based in NJ & NY using a lot of texture and bright color
Art for me has always been a way to deal with both traumatic events and situations in my life as well as happy and positive ones.
I am an only child of Caribbean parents. My childhood was far from ideal. Having dealt with many forms of abuse. The one thing that brought me happiness as a child was art and just getting lost in a painting or just drawing things that I noticed.
I am inspired by strong feelings and emotions. I use my brushes to show movement and texture. There were so many times in my life where I felt very hopeless and stuck and painting became an escape for Me and a way to show beauty when I could not notice any around Me. Painting using positive topics and vibrant colors gave me such an intense sense of freedom and hope and this eventually became my outlet to finally be able to see the incredible beauty inside myself and all around Me.
My experience in art comes from an unconventional place, though I am accredited with a master’s in early childhood education. I found that I could use art as a tool to help children express themselves creatively in my classroom. I enjoy that I am privileged to work with very young children and explore all types of creative and fun art experiences that broaden their thinking and give them an outlet for their ideas and feelings. Doing this over the years has given Me the confidence to focus more on my own art and finding my creative voice.
The direction that my art has taken over the past few years has evolved so much. Art began as an escape away from pain thru sketches and drawings. Art keeps me grounded and is a way to let go of pain and work thru it. Over the past two years my art has evolved, and I started to paint, I wanted to change my narrative, I wanted to become more uplifting and positive for myself and began to paint ideas of where I wanted myself to be mentally and physically. My art began to take on a life of its own and I became inspired by life and its beauty and at times when life was far from beautiful, I painted about feelings and thoughts that inspired me to be in a healthier mental state and to stay there. I am excited to see where this artistic journey takes Me.