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The King is here...

Oil portrait...

Refracted Saint No 3

Portrait of the documentarian Trae Harris from Baltimore city. The Portrait is later used in the piece, The Evolution of Hattie, Refracted Saint No. 3.

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Portrait of an unknown woman in a jihab. Ultimately shown in Refracted Saint No. 2 to show that not all saints are Christian or whole. She is shattered, her halo singed and burnt. The seven spikes in her halo represent the seven arrows in the heart of Mary in traditional Christian iconography

Refracted Saints No. 1

Portrait of an unknown young woman. Featured at with the Henry Art Museum in Seattle.

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The Cotton Crown

"Day by day her fingers bled to make her cotton crown." Young woman in the cotton fields, her hair becoming her cotton crown.

Little Girls with Wild Curls

"Little Girls with Wild Curls become Wild Women who Change the World." Featured at the Onyx Art Gallery in Seattle, WA. Original Sold.

We Were Seeds

"When they buried us, they didn't know we were seeds..." Featured in the Banhaus Gallery. 4th place winner in juried online competition "Words and Pictures."

Carved Passion

Soft pastel fine art on hand made banana leaf paper. Carved series Part 3

Carved Wisdom

Soft pastel fine art on hand made banana leaf paper. Carved series Part 2

Carved

Soft pastel fine art on hand made banana leaf paper. Carved series Part 1

Joy Series 3

Pastel painting of a little african girl dancing with joy. Charcoal, pastels and ink.

LEAP

Fine art portrait of a dancer leaping in joy. Charcoal and pastel on toned bristol paper. Original: SOLD. Prints available on my Etsy page.

Untitled

Soft pastel and white charcoal on black paper.

The Old Man and the Sea

Fine art portrait of old sailor. Faber-castell soft pastel pencils and white gel pen. 8x10. Original and prints available for purchase.

The picture of Dorian...

Fine art portrait of a model that reminds me of Dorian Grey. Soft pastels and pastel pencils. 8x10.

Pleased to meet you...

Fine art portrait of a good natured old man. Faber-castell soft pastel pencil on toned paper. 8x10. Original and prints available.

Remembering Love

Portrait of young woman remembering love. Soft pastel pencil on sketch paper. Original: SOLD Prints available

Richard Wright

Portrait of author Richard Wright in charcoal.

James Baldwin

Portrait of author James Baldwin in charcoal

Chinua Achebe

Portrait of author Chinua Achebe in charcoal

The Mourning...

Portrait of a young sad woman. Soft pastels on toned bristol paper.

Toni Morrison

Portrait of author Toni Morrison in soft pastel in Canson paper.

Lady in the Royal blue

Portrait of an African woman in a royal blue hijab. I saw a photograph of a similar looking woman and I she was so regal I felt I had to capture it. Reference photo credit: Eric Lafforgue

Dancing with the light

Pastel painting of a little girl dancing in the sunlight. Soft pastels on toned paper.

The Cotton Crown

Portrait of a young African-american women wearing an opening cotton boll as her crown. This artwork is a nod to the connections between the natural and the physical; between history and the present.

Little girl skipping down home

Art work of a young black girl in a blue dress skipping home. Pastels on toned bristol paper. 11x14. Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

They didn't know we were seeds...

Portrait of a forlorn young girl with the spirit of a dandelion blowing in the breeze. Soft pastel painting on toned bristol paper. 11x14 Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

Afghani girl

Portrait of young, afghani girl in red hijab. Pastel painting on bristol paper. 11x14. Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

Wild Child

Smiling little girl with wild curls holding a pink flower. Pastel painting on toned bristol. 11x14 Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

Joy 1.

Portrait of african woman laughing. Part of the Joy series. Charcoal on bristol paper. 11x14 Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

This is my tribute to one of my many muses, photo portrait genius, Lee Jeffries. This is a portrait
Blue series. Shunned

Portrait of a young woman holding herself together. Charcoal on blue toned bristol paper. 8x10. Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

Wild Child, all grown up

Portrait of a woman with wild natural hair in blue pastels on toned bristol paper. 8x10. Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

Shunned

Charcoal drawing of young woman's back. Black and white charcoal on blue toned bristol paper. 8x10. Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

Wisdom

Charcoal drawing of the wisdom in an old man's eyes. The eyes are the windows to the soul. Charcoal on bristol. 11x14 8x10. Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

Soweto girl

Colorful pastel painting of a smiling young African girl in a pink chair. 11x17. 8x10. Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

Joseph

Portrait of an elderly man in black and white charcoal and pastels on grey toned paper. 11x14 8x10. Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

Out loud...

Little African girl, head thrown back in laughter. Joy series. Charcoal on Bristol paper. 8x10. Prints available through Etsy link, "Buy my Art" above.

Prints of all images are available through the "Buy My Art: link above. Prices range from $50-$150 based on desired sizes.

Originals are also available for purchase, please click the "Contact" link above to inquire.

Commissioned works also available upon request.