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DESCRIPTION: Mama's Kisses

DESCRIPTION: Mama's Kisses

20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas Inspired by the daily kisses that I give to my daughter. Little girls need to be treated like princesses long before prince charming comes along.

DESCRIPTION: A Little Bit Longer

DESCRIPTION: A Little Bit Longer

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas Inspired by a Mother's Quote - "Let me hold you a little more before you're not little anymore". Depicts the beginning stage of EVERY man...what EVERY once was. The need for this kind of love NEVER ends. As a boy and a man, he will ALWAYS be human.

A Segregated Integration

A Segregated Integration

18 x 24 Acrylic In the foreground is an image taken from the 60's when segregated schools were banned (Ruby Bridges featured on the books). Through the opened window is a protest that brings us into the present. Check out how the protests mirrors the protests from the past. Occupying the same space at the same time DOES NOT make us even. It's obviously not enough to have laws changed on the books when you see little to no change in the heart of man? So what do we do in the midst of all of

One Love

One Love

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas Depicts the peace and comfort of a lifetime love. At home and away from home, it's all one love.

Future US Soldier

Future US Soldier

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Officer

Future Officer

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Officer 3

Future Officer 3

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Artist

Future Artist

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Dance Instructor

Future Dance Instructor

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Teacher

Future Teacher

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Teacher 2

Future Teacher 2

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Doctor

Future Doctor

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future MD

Future MD

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Food Critic

Future Food Critic

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Officer 2

Future Officer 2

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Lawyer

Future Lawyer

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Engineer

Future Engineer

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Attorney

Future Attorney

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Businessman

Future Businessman

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

Future Counsel

Future Counsel

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers.

No Justice No Peace

No Justice No Peace

Acrylic on Canvas After an unarmed black man, George Floyd, was murdered by a police officer who held his knee on Floyd's neck for a reported 8 minutes and 46 seconds; a nationwide protest began where people of all nationalities joined together in a stand against social injustice. This painting is my tribute and painted record of this unforgettable moment in time.

We Have Come Too Far

We Have Come Too Far

30 x 24 Acrylic Painting on Canvas Exhibited at the "We Still Here" art exhibit---Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, Newport News, VA.. An inspirational painting depicting the unshakable faith of the "church" during restrictions set in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Same Journey-Different Paths

Same Journey-Different Paths

24 x 30 Acrylic Painting on Canvas Exhibited at the "We Still Here" art exhibit---Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, Newport News, VA.. An inspirational painting of sisterhood showing togetherness by holding hands, different paths by the different color shoes and same journey by the faded facial features.

DESCRIPTION: Young Pianist

DESCRIPTION: Young Pianist

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series. An ongoing collection of inspirational youth paintings in what could be their future careers. On the background music sheets are "Moonlight Sonata" and "Swan Lake" but to the forefront is the old hymn, "At the Cross", in which the pianist leans in on and reflects.

On Purpose

On Purpose

24 x 30 Acrylic Painting on Canvas Exhibited at the "We Still Here" art exhibit---Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, Newport News, VA.. An inspirational painting highlighting the "new day" for the men of color while reminding them that they were born on purpose and are still here for a purpose.

The Eternal Voice

The Eternal Voice

30 x 40 Acrylic Painting on board with custom built wooden frame. Exhibited in an "Iconic" Juried Exhibtion at Downing-Gross, Newport News, VA. This mixed media painting gives a glimpse into the musical career of the legendary singer, Ms. Nina Simone. The meshing of the colorful background with Simone that bleeds onto the articles of her life represents her inseparable dedication to her music. Please contact me to find out more about the symbolic elements of this painting.

DESCRIPTION: The Born Protector

DESCRIPTION: The Born Protector

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my “400 Years of the Black Experience” series. Inspired by my upbringing in the church and being raised with three brothers.

DESCRIPTION: In the Neighborhood

DESCRIPTION: In the Neighborhood

$20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas From my “400 Years of the Black Experience” series. Depicts the good times of the 70s when neighbors actually knew each other and the kids played outside all day.

DESCRIPTION: Respect

DESCRIPTION: Respect

20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas From my “Harlem Renaissance” series. Depicts a story of respect and admiration for love. Inspired by the work of artist, Romare Bearden.

DESCRIPTION: What Forgiveness Looks Like

DESCRIPTION: What Forgiveness Looks Like

Acylic on Canvas From my “Harlem Renaissance” series. Depicts a story of forgiveness while simultaneously reminding us to hold tight to our valuables in the process. Inspired by and is a merge of a photo of my parents and the painting, “Lovers” by Jacob Lawrence.

DESCRIPTION: Between Services

DESCRIPTION: Between Services

20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas From my “400 Years of the Black Experience” series. Depicts church members eating between two Sunday services. I felt compelled to represent spirituality as it was a significant part of black history. Besides, going to church as a child is by far, my most fond memory.

DESCRIPTION: For the Barbers

DESCRIPTION: For the Barbers

20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Don't Count Me Out" Art Exhibit. A tribute to our future barbers and our current trailblazers.

DESCRIPTION: For the Registered Nurses

DESCRIPTION: For the Registered Nurses

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Don't Count Me Out" Art Exhibit. A tribute to our future barbers and our current trailblazers.

DESCRIPTION: For the Hair Stylists

DESCRIPTION: For the Hair Stylists

20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Don't Count Me Out" Art Exhibit. A tribute to our future hair stylistis and our current trailblazers.

DESCRIPTION: For the Makeup Artists

DESCRIPTION: For the Makeup Artists

20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Don't Count Me Out" Art Exhibit. A tribute to our future makeup artists and our current trailblazers.

DESCRIPTION: For the Mechanical Engineers

DESCRIPTION: For the Mechanical Engineers

20 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Don't Count Me Out" Art Exhibit. A tribute to our future mechanical engineers and our current trailblazers.

DESCRIPTION: My Sister's Keeper

DESCRIPTION: My Sister's Keeper

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my “400 Years of the Black Experience” series. Depicts a more fortunate woman helping a less fortunate woman; for she knows if not for grace, it could be her story. She does whatever it takes and uses the resources available to her in order to get the job done. Take notice at how she’s parting the hair with a stick from the ground.

DESCRIPTION: A Two Fold Freedom

DESCRIPTION: A Two Fold Freedom

24 x 18 Acrylic on Canvas From my "400 Years of the Black Experience series. Depicts both a physical and spiritual freedom with the symbol of bondage, crucifixion tree, shedding of blood and the rising of the sun (son) which brought forth a new day of living in freedom.

DESCRIPTION: The Iron Bit

DESCRIPTION: The Iron Bit

18 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas From my “400 Years of the Black Experience” series. Depicts the cruel, horrific and inhumane treatment of man deprived of his freedom. The irony is that this treatment actually confirms the “obvious belief” in the immeasurable authority and power that such man has in his tongue.

DESCRIPTION: Withstanding

DESCRIPTION: Withstanding

18 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Tribal" series of paintings.

DESCRIPTION: From The Suri Tribe

DESCRIPTION: From The Suri Tribe

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Tribal" series of paintings. My tribal paintings were started after talking to and seeing the tribal paintings of fellow artist, Richard C. Press of Hampton, Virginia.

DESCRIPTION:  Tribe

DESCRIPTION: Tribe

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Tribal" series of paintings. My tribal paintings were started after talking to and seeing the tribal paintings of fellow artist, Richard C. Press of Hampton, Virginia.

DESCRIPTION: From Omo Valley

DESCRIPTION: From Omo Valley

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Tribal" series of paintings. My tribal paintings were started after talking to and seeing the tribal paintings of fellow artist, Richard C. Press of Hampton, Virginia.

DESCRIPTION: Rocking The Blues

DESCRIPTION: Rocking The Blues

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Tribal" series. Represents the woman who finds a way to make the best of every situation. She is so skilled at it, that nobody ever knows what she is facing or what she just came out of. She may be rocking the “blue” make up because she loves that color or does she? You’ll never know because instead of crying the blues, she rocks them. Follow link to see how this painting was created.

DESCRIPTION: Fearless and Faithful

DESCRIPTION: Fearless and Faithful

24 x 18 Acrylic on Canvaas Depicts two of the many characteristics of God (of the Bible). I chose the rich royal blue background to represent God’s royalty, sovereignty, full authority and power. The darker color beneath the subjects represent the dark world into which God came as he was compelled by his love for mankind.

DESCRIPTION: Becoming

DESCRIPTION: Becoming

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas Wrapped tightly in a place of comfort is where she prefers to stay but will she? OF COURSE NOT! She's not there yet. She is "BECOMING".

DESCRIPTION:  Panda

DESCRIPTION: Panda

16 x 20 on Canvas It has been said that a panda symbolizes peace and gentle strength. This painting entails a interesting composition, lots of texture and even has a pop-up element to it. Some of the painted flowers were printed and adhered to the painting to add to the cuteness of it all.

Fall Festives

Fall Festives

10 x 8 Acrylic on Canvas Board Created Fall of 2020

Lemonade Time

Lemonade Time

12 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas An inspirational piece created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Conclusion

The Conclusion

12 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas An inspirational piece created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The End Result

The End Result

12 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas An inspirational piece created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DESCRIPTION: Red Blossoms

DESCRIPTION: Red Blossoms

8 x 10 Acrylic Painting on Textured Craft Paper

DESCRIPTION: In the Blue Vase Small

DESCRIPTION: In the Blue Vase Small

8 x 10 Acrylic Painting

A Little Birdie

A Little Birdie

4 x 6 Acrylic on Canvas

A Little Birdie 2

A Little Birdie 2

4 x 6 Acrylic on Canvas

DESCRIPTION: Between the Two

DESCRIPTION: Between the Two

8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas The vase represents a person and the fruit represents the two opposing choices or a cross road in that person's life. My choice of color for the vase and background is also significant in this painting. I'll leave that to your imagination until we talk.

DESCRIPTION: More Than Enough

DESCRIPTION: More Than Enough

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas Inspired by 1Kings 17:12 "And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake but an handful of meal in a barrel and a little oil in a cruse"...

DESCRIPTION: There Is Such A Fountain

DESCRIPTION: There Is Such A Fountain

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas Depicting the accessibility of the "fountain" to all who believe. Inspired by the hymn, “There is a Fountain Filled With Blood”, written by William Cowper in 1772. In the background is the door to every man’s heart; depicting Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call upon Him…and Romans 13:110 salvation is nearer than when we believed.

DESCRIPTION: From the Garden

DESCRIPTION: From the Garden

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas Featured in the book, "Jazzy Explores Smithfield" written by Sonja McGiboney of Smithfield, Virginia.

DESCRIPTION: Flowers in Glass Vase Small

DESCRIPTION: Flowers in Glass Vase Small

8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas Depicts the transparency of what's beneath the surface.

DESCRIPTION: Empty Vessels Small

DESCRIPTION: Empty Vessels Small

16 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas This painting depicts the “vessels” who have emptied themselves of everything that would prevent them from being the vessels that they were fashioned to be. The vibrant, rich colors represent the boldness of the "vessels" who chose to stand even when the ground beneath them seemed to be void of any color.

DESCRIPTION: Two Tulips Small

DESCRIPTION: Two Tulips Small

8 1/2 x 11 Acrylic Painting On Textured Paper .

When It Was Evening

When It Was Evening

10 x 8 Acrylic on Canvas

DESCRIPTION: Still In Love

DESCRIPTION: Still In Love

8 X10 Acrylic on Canvas

Wood 3 Pc Design

Wood 3 Pc Design

Acrylic Abstract on Wood

DESCRIPTION: Soaring In the Son

DESCRIPTION: Soaring In the Son

8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas Human strength is limited but Isaiah 40:31 encourages us to hold on for the renewing of our strength which comes from the “Son”.

DESCRIPTION: Let's Go

DESCRIPTION: Let's Go

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas Represents the woman who is so done with procrastination and unnecessary frustration. She has finally got herself together. She’s humble yet bold, cautious yet fearless. With no time to waste, she's say's "LET'S GO!"

DESCRIPTION: Not Without A Fight

DESCRIPTION: Not Without A Fight

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas Represents the Woman who understands that victory never comes without a fight.

DESCRIPTION: Church Logo Sign

DESCRIPTION: Church Logo Sign

40 x 40 Customized Large Scale Acrylic Painting with Pop-Up Elements (Wall Art) *Graphically designed signs are also an option

DESCRIPTION: Moon Glow for Posting

DESCRIPTION: Moon Glow for Posting

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Black and White" series.

DESCRIPTION:For Life

DESCRIPTION:For Life

18 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas

DESCRIPTION: Feeling Kinda Jazzy

DESCRIPTION: Feeling Kinda Jazzy

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Black and White" series.

DESCRIPTION: Trumpet Player

DESCRIPTION: Trumpet Player

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Black and White" series.

DESCRIPTION: Standing In Awe

DESCRIPTION: Standing In Awe

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Music" series.

DESCRIPTION: Saxing It

DESCRIPTION: Saxing It

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Black and White" series.

DESCRIPTION: Rope Rhythms For Sho

DESCRIPTION: Rope Rhythms For Sho

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Music" series. The message of this painting is centered around the rope design on the guitar. The message is meant to encourage one to take whatever hangups, past failures or mishaps experienced and make music from them. The vibrant red next to the "blues" shows the present boldly working in harmony with the past yet standing out and apart from it. Torn music sheet emerges from the deep.

DESCRIPTION:  Dancer

DESCRIPTION: Dancer

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas From my ballet series. Inspired by the Sankofa Bird. The Sankofa Bird was adopted as an important symbol in an African-American and African Diaspora context to represent the need to reflect on the past to build a successful future.

DESCRIPTION: Sax Player

DESCRIPTION: Sax Player

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Black and White" series.

DESCRIPTION: Play That

DESCRIPTION: Play That

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Black and White" series.

DESCRIPTION: Prepared

DESCRIPTION: Prepared

8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas. We can't avoid all storms in life. Some things are just inevitable so it's best to be "Prepared".

DESCRIPTION: Ballerina Girl

DESCRIPTION: Ballerina Girl

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas From my ballet series.

DESCRIPTION: I'ts In His Bones

DESCRIPTION: I'ts In His Bones

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Music" series.

DESCRIPTION: Dancing Feet

DESCRIPTION: Dancing Feet

8 X 10 Acrylic on Canvas From my ballet series.

DESCRIPTION: Ballet Shoes

DESCRIPTION: Ballet Shoes

8 X 10 Acrylic on Canvas From my ballet series.

DESCRIPTION: When Darkness Surrounds Me

DESCRIPTION: When Darkness Surrounds Me

16 x 20 Acrylic on Canvas From my "Black and White" series.

DESCRIPTION: Spilled Coffee

DESCRIPTION: Spilled Coffee

Acrylic Painting on Wood for a Custom Gift

DESCRIPTION: Covered

DESCRIPTION: Covered

8 x 10 Acrylic on Canvas Sometimes, it's not about fighting back but about being "Covered".

DESCRIPTION: Coffee's Always A Good Idea

DESCRIPTION: Coffee's Always A Good Idea

Customized Mixed Media Gift

DESCRIPTION: Cake Card/Money Box

DESCRIPTION: Cake Card/Money Box

Mixed Media Item Customized for the Occasion

DESCRIPTION: Graduation Card Box

DESCRIPTION: Graduation Card Box

Mixed Media Item Customized for the Occasion

DESCRIPTION: Is The Mic On

DESCRIPTION: Is The Mic On

Hand Crafted Personalized Gift. Materials used includes: wood, clay, wire, satin and lace. Inscribed on the tablet is a favorite scripture and note. This gift also came with a short poem that was placed in the drawer of the book.

DESCRIPTION: Its A Girl

DESCRIPTION: Its A Girl

Hand-crafted Personalized Gift of Clay.

DESCRIPTION: On My Way Up

DESCRIPTION: On My Way Up

Mixed Media Fish Painting on Wood.

DESCRIPTION: Under Water

DESCRIPTION: Under Water

Acrylic Mixed Media Fish Painting on Wood.

DESCRIPTION: In Rememberance Of Me

DESCRIPTION: In Rememberance Of Me

Clay Communion Set

DESCRIPTION: Delighting In The Law

DESCRIPTION: Delighting In The Law

No law can please everybody but there is a law can save every man. Many people view the law as a tool to punish others while awarding “themselves”. The truth is that we all need the law to save us from ourselves. The law serves as the governor of our souls. There’s a comfort in “Delighting In the Law.”

DESCRIPTION: It's Not What You Say

DESCRIPTION: It's Not What You Say

Mixed Media On Canvas. Inspired by a scripture that my mom would tape on the refrigerator (featured on the tag in the painting}...Proverbs 15:1.

DESCRIPTION: Be You

DESCRIPTION: Be You

Mixed Media On Canvas

DESCRIPTION: Cardinal 3

DESCRIPTION: Cardinal 3

8 x 10 Acrylic Painting on Textured Craft Paper From my "Bird" series.

DESCRIPTION: Cheetah

DESCRIPTION: Cheetah

Acrylic on canvas with accent buttons

DESCRIPTION: The 3 Squares

DESCRIPTION: The 3 Squares

Acrylic on Canvas

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