Sax to the Max
Original on Collograph, 24 x 18 (in)
Original on Collograph, 10 x 10 (in)
Old Municipal Stadium
Original on Collograph, 30 x 36 (in)
Original on Collograph, 30 x 24 (in)
Born in Kansas City | Received formal education from Lincoln
University and University of Missouri-Kansas City| Adjunct professor for UMKC and the Metropolitan
“My career began the about the age of five when my father tore open a brown paper bag and told me to
write on it. At that age I could not really discern the difference between writing and drawing. So my
reaction was to draw. It was through this artistic awakening that I realize that not only must I draw but it
was part of my DNA.
Much of my inspiration and subject matter comes from my African American heritage. Although I primarily
paint people of color, I don’t necessarily consider it “black art”. I just call it ART.
I am at my best when I am incorporating my love of drawing, painting, and printmaking through an
innovative printmaking process called collograph which is uniquely mine. I believe that printmaking is one
of the most under estimated and under utilized medium in art. It can be as drawing oriented as etching, as
sculptural as a collograph, or as painterly as a monotype.