I feel fortunate to be able to share my love of New Orleans through my paintings. I feel like I was separated from this city at birth and that I came home when I moved here in 2009. I am in love with this colorful city that continuously entertains, amuses, and inspires me with its deep, rich history, architecture, people, amazing music, and unique neighborhoods, each with a very distinctive flavor. I also find inspiration in sentimental objects and little altars everywhere in my home, which is a sacred space to me.
My work is done in the studio, mostly from photos I take constantly while making my way around town, usually preferring the path less traveled. The iconic musicians and culture bearers apintings are created by using as many as 20 images to uniquely portray each one. My work is in private collections across the country, Puerto Rico, and the permanent collection of the LSU Health Sciences Center. I was selected for the 2017 Bywater Biennial exhibition curated by Don Marshall, a Prospect 4 Satellite exhibit, as well as a Prospect 4 Satellite exhibit curated by Where Y’art. My work is featured on the cover of the 2018 April quarterly issue of “The Iron Lattice”, an arts and culture magazine. I regularly exhibit my work at Ariodante Gallery in the Arts District of New Orleans and at exhibit curated by Where Y’art. All work is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any form without permission of the artist.
I’m NOT painting to match the sofa! My intention is that from these paintings you can experience joy, amusement, sentimentality, and some lesser known places in New Orleans, a few points beyond, and some that are born in my imagination.