I am a self-inspired, small-business entrepreneur and an accomplished visual artist. My goal is to create artwork with special effects for an international audience and to provide environmental artistry at community events. Art is a form of expression. It captures the emotions of the artist and evokes emotion in the people who view the work.
My educational background includes art classes in high school and an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Arts. I continued my studies in Special Education at Bowie State University. I later received advanced certification in Special Effects Makeup at the High Definition Makeup University sponsored by Paint and Powder Cosmetics in Chantilly, Virginia. I have also taken Art Works workshops at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.
Living My Dream
Artistry has been a dream of mine since the age of 14 when I first started drawing as a hobby. I'm driven to create different types of expressive art including drawings, paintings, sculptures, murals, and street art. My creativity also encompasses special effects makeup for individuals at events in my local community. I give them the opportunity to copy the design of their favorite superhero, animal, or cartoon character. It's all about the customer, and I just love the excitement I've created when a face is complete.
My mixed media artwork has been displayed in windows and showcases, and my commissioned artwork has been exhibited in schools. I have taught art to special education students, and I helped children with special needs create artwork for showcases in their school. Creating art is my life, and I wouldn't have it any other way.