I'm a painter and cartoonist based in Maryland. The mediums I work in are oil paint and digital pen & pad. My work is about observation, choice, reflection, and creating a life path. Painting addresses internal states and memory, while the digital works cover external observations. All my work features high-energy line and brushwork, and bold colors that clash on canvas. The ultimate goal is resolution through process.
My work is an effort to navigate a path to personal understanding by abstracting my thoughts and experiences.
The process of each work is centered on finding Emotional Resolution. Each work reveals the distilled emotions from a set of experiences. One may display a moment of transformation, while another may wind its way through conflict or confusion. I create images with active brushwork that give a sense of motion and vivid remembrance, in an attempt to create a portrayal of deep feeling.
The end result is a piece meant for introspection, both for the artist and the viewer. I hope that the viewer will find truths that help them on their way forward in life, as I do when creating each piece.
I am currently an artist on two comic strips, New Jive City and Tourrestrials.
New Jive City is a comic created with my friend and poet Mosely Oaktree. New Jive City explores Black culture and the condition of Black People in America. You can view the comic at www.newjivecity.com
Tourrestrials is a comic on which I am the writer as well as the artist. It follows the misadventures of two aliens who work for the Intergalactic Museum of Geospatial Entities (I.M.A.G.E.). They have come to post-apocalyptic Earth to collect artifacts for the new exhibit at I.M.A.G.E. You can view the comic on Instagram @tourrestrials