At a very young age, I have always been in love with drawing and coloring. My favorite past time was to collect paper dolls and mix and match their clothes-- ironically years later I began my career as a Fashion Illustrator. As a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), I have merged both fine art, fashion and music in my work. My father was an aspiring musician, so I am deeply inspired by Jazz music and it has been a constant theme in my work. I believe art and music can make a difference in our lives and has the power to heal!
Over the past 25 plus years, I have had the opportunity to present art in a variety of spaces. As a curator, I tell a story and share with audiences works of art that I hope will inspire and excite them. Through my work as a curator, I have had the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and work with artists of diverse backgrounds. #UpliftingThroughTheArts
As an educator, teaching artist and co-founder of IAM (Incorporation of Artists on the Move, Inc), I have been blessed to work throughout our community working with youths, seniors, and especially persons with disabilities. It brings me joy to see people get inspired to create and discover their own talents too! Art and music makes a difference in our lives, bridges our communities and alows us to see the world around us! #ArtIsTimeWellSpent #SaveOurSons #SaveOurDaughters
Check out my interview at the Dominican Cultural Center (Latin Jazz Legends Exhibition)
Holding a copy of the complimentary copy of President Barack Obama's Arts and Humanities Proclamation
One of several proclamations received from the Manhattan Borough President for Visual Arts and Jazzfest
Are you planning a special event? Are you looking for art activities to do as a group or to promote your business? Send me a message about your plans, and I will get back to you soon! Thank you!