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Baptismal Procession

Baptismal Procession

Inspire by Funeral Procession (Ellis Wilson) Created to depict a random thought ---What if people would show up by the masses at baptisms to celebrate a new life and not just at funerals in mourning of a death?

I Wear Pearls Too

I Wear Pearls Too

Inspired by "Girl With the Pearl Earring" (Johannes Vermeer) Addresses presumptions made soley based on appearance, demographics, career and material belongings.

I'm Not That Man

I'm Not That Man

Inspired by "The Son of Man" (Renee Migritte) My painting depicts a man who lives every day of his life with stigmas that have been placed on people who look like him. Even with the window to his soul in clear view, few take the time to look inside.

Look

Look

Inspired by the work of Edvard Munch. Depicts the day of the GREAT UNVEILING!

Just As I Am

Just As I Am

Inspired by Frida Khalo Addresses the need for leaving doors open for productive communication. A closed door leaves no chance for communication and the possibility for change.

Ms. Lisa

Ms. Lisa

Inspired by: Mona Lisa (Leonardo de Vinci) Representing the beauty and strength of womanhood. Like the Mona Lisa, Ms. Lisa knows what it's like to be taken without permission and she also knows what it's means to be recovered. Ms. Lisa now displays her beauty and strength from behind a bullet proof glass. Ms. Lisa knows her worth.

The Conversation

The Conversation

Depicts the day of new conversation. When the mind changes, THE CONVERSATION changes. When converstaions change, lives change. Flourishing scene spilling from the dwelling depicts the inside condition of a new man.

Between Services

Between Services

Depicting the days of early church when folk stayed in church all day and brought bagged lunch to eat in between services.

One Love

One Love

Depicts a constant love that doesn't change behind closed doors.

We Have Come Too Far

We Have Come Too Far

Exhibited in the "WE STILL HERE" art exhibit in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

What Forgiveness Looks Like

What Forgiveness Looks Like

Inspired by a photo of my parents and a painting by Jacob Lawrence. Depicts a story of forgiveness while holding tight to the things that you value (morals, dignity integrity, etc.).

Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

Inspired by: The American Gothic (Grant Wood) In honor of all of the pioneers who made selfless sacrifices to secure better future opportunities for those who would come after them.

What Love Looks Like

What Love Looks Like

Inspired by an old photo of my grandparents. This kind of love doesn't fade in the night. It only becomes more apparent.

Covered

Covered

A little rain don't stop the show. High step it and keep moving like you know that you are covered.

Prepared

Prepared

A spin off of my painting "Covered". Hard times are inevitable. The best that we can do is to be PREPARED.

A Little Longer

A Little Longer

The need for this kind of love never ends. Becoming a man doesn't make him any less human.

Mama's Kisses

Mama's Kisses

There is something about loving, nourishing and teaching a girl their value early on in life.

Future Chemist

Future Chemist

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future Counsel

Future Counsel

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future Attorney

Future Attorney

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future Engineer

Future Engineer

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future Lawyer

Future Lawyer

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future Officer

Future Officer

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future Teacher

Future Teacher

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future MD

Future MD

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future Leader/CEO

Future Leader/CEO

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future Teacher

Future Teacher

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future US Soldier

Future US Soldier

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Future Dance Instructor

Future Dance Instructor

From my "Don't Count Me Out" series.

Same Journey-Different Paths

Same Journey-Different Paths

Nina Simone

Nina Simone

A Segregated Integration

A Segregated Integration

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.

Young Pianist

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.

The Born Protector

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.

In the Neighborhood

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.

Respect

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.

What Forgiveness Looks Like

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.

Between Services

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.

For the Barbers

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.

For the Registered Nurses

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.

For the Hair Stylists

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.

For the Makeup Artists

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.

For the Mechanical Engineers

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.

My Sister's Keeper

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.

A Two Fold Freedom

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.

The Iron Bit

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.

Withstanding

Withstanding

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

Rocking The Blues

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.

Fearless and Faithful

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.

Becoming

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".

Panda

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.

Red Blossoms

Red Blossoms

8 x 10 Acrylic Painting on Textured Craft Paper

In the Blue Vase Small

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

Between the Two

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.

More Than Enough

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.

Flowers in Glass Vase

Flowers in Glass Vase

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

Empty Vessels

Empty Vessels

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.

Two Tulips

Two Tulips

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

When It Was Evening

When It Was Evening

10 x 8 Acrylic on Canvas

Still In Love

Still In Love

8 X10 Acrylic on Canvas

Wood 3 Pc Design

Wood 3 Pc Design

Acrylic Abstract on Wood

Soaring In the Son

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”.

Let's Go

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!"

Not Without A Fight

Not Without A Fight

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

Church Logo Sign

Church Logo Sign

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

Moon Glow for Posting

Moon Glow for Posting

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

For Life

For Life

18 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas

Feeling Kinda Jazzy

Feeling Kinda Jazzy

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

Trumpet Player

Trumpet Player

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

Standing In Awe

Standing In Awe

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

Saxing It

Saxing It

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

Rope Rhythms For Sho

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.

Sankofa Dancer

Sankofa 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.

Sax Player

Sax Player

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

Prepared

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".

Ballerina Girl

Ballerina Girl

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas From my ballet series.

It's In His Bones

It's In His Bones

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

Dancing Feet

Dancing Feet

8 X 10 Acrylic on Canvas From my ballet series.

Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes

8 X 10 Acrylic on Canvas From my ballet series.

When Darkness Surrounds Me

When Darkness Surrounds Me

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

Spilled Coffee

Spilled Coffee

Acrylic Painting on Wood for a Custom Gift

Coffee's Always A Good Idea

Coffee's Always A Good Idea

Customized Mixed Media Gift

Cake Card/Money Box

Cake Card/Money Box

Mixed Media Item Customized for the Occasion

Graduation Card Box

Graduation Card Box

Mixed Media Item Customized for the Occasion

Is The Mic On

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.

On My Way Up

On My Way Up

Mixed Media Fish Painting on Wood.

Under Water

Under Water

Acrylic Mixed Media Fish Painting on Wood.

In Rememberance Of Me

In Rememberance Of Me

Clay Communion Set

Delighting In The Law

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.”

Cheetah

Cheetah

Acrylic on canvas with accent buttons

The 3 Squares

The 3 Squares

Acrylic on Canvas