"Why are you particularly interested in having an exhibit in Cuba? Tell me more about the images you've created. I want to go there because my spirit has an infinity towards the Cuban (Spanish) culture. Quite possibly because my father is…"
Painting to me is a life force not a carrier. My work consist mostly of figurative and portrait paintings, however, I do experiment in various art movements; pure abstract, abstract expressionism, minimalism, symbolism, and conceptualism. All art movements interest me. I have studied portraiture and human anatomy at the New York academy of Art, the Art Students League of New York, and FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). My work has been exhibited extensively in New York and Maryland galleries, and in June of 2005 one of my paintings was exhibited at the Metropolitan museum of Art in New York. My work is collected throughout the United States, Europe, Morocco, Canada, and the Caribbean. My work is also in the library of Congress, the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AK, the Ministry of Culture in Bucharest, Romania and the Museul de Art in Cluz-Napoca, Romania. I have been published in NYArt magazine, Boheme magazine, Paris, France, Brooklyn Fine Art magazine, and various newspapers such as Caribbean News, The Brooklyn Eagle and the Brooklyn Currier. I have participated in art camps for cultural exchanges in Morocco and Romania. Important portraits that I have painted are for actors Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis, fashion designer Valentino Garavani, US Senator Roland Borris, His Majesty, Mohammed VI King of Morocco, and HRH King Constantine of Greece.
Artistic Experiences I Have Had On My Travels
Participated in Art camps and cultural exchanges in Romania and Morocco.
Places I Would Like To Visit
In May of 2011 I will be exhibiting my work in Cuba, and in 2012 in Irland.
I would have liked to participate in any art camps of African countries.
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
I would like to engage in African countries cultural exhnages.
My Creative Influences & Favorite Artists
Caravaggio, Da Vinci, Dali, Picasso, Raphael, Rubens.
Why are you particularly interested in having an exhibit in Cuba? Tell me more about the images you've created. I want to go there because my spirit has an infinity towards the Cuban (Spanish) culture. Quite possibly because my father is Cuban. I am a dancer and I would love to take up dancing there as well as learn to speak spanish fluently (my father still has family there). I'm wondering how some of your paintings would affect the people of Cuba especially the "politicas" because it seems to glorify America