I have a diverse multi-cultural Caribbean heritage. This wonderful blend of ethnicity has enriched my perspectives of life. I have studied art all my life, but the single most life-changing experience I can remember was gluing a bean to a paper cup in preschool. Recognizing that I had the freedom to create something that I thought was beautiful, opened up the magical power of art in my life experience. I majored in both Art History and Art Education.
I presently teach Advanced curriculum to elementary school students. Arts Integration is the centerpiece of my classroom. It provides a portal for my students to actively engage in lessons. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy painting because it involves the same critical thinking skills you would use to solve academic or social problems. Deciding where to place elements on the canvas in order to achieve balance involves much risk taking. It is the perfect medium that takes me on a journey, where it reveals itself upon arrival. Art is the archetype that shares culture, transcends time and experiences without judgement- yet it allows itself to be viewed and understood through the eyes of the viewer. My artistic goal is to continue to be inspired by life experiences, and share my art with others.
“Island Waterfall” is part of "Flora and Fauna" series. I decided to create sensory images that relate to my memories as a child in the Caribbean, specifically. In addition to that these are moments that anyone can experience in the multitude of the Caribbean's natural environments. The variants between the languages, and landscapes is diverse-- the lush Blue Mountains of Jamaica to the desert landscape of Aruba; you will find the commonality of the Caribbean Sea, the sunshine, and the warmth of the people.