TRUE STORIES > works on paper

new orleans boy book reading oil paint contemporary painter
oil on paper
29.5” x 22”
Gretel’s Bag
graphite and gouache on paper
28” x 28”
green women sirens African American Women dreads water
oil on paper
40” x 25.5” (SOLD)
adam and eve snake gold leaf watercolor
charcoal and watercolor with gold leaf on paper
52" x 27" (SOLD)
joan of arc Tommy's milkshake conte
conte on paper
28" x 20" (SOLD)
joan of arc little girl sword
mixed media on paper, mounted on panel
28” x 20”
wolf pelt yellow monoprint
20" x 16"
green boots charcoal green eyes cat  lady
charcoal and oil on paper,
30" x 22" (SOLD)
red shoes camera ribbon ballet flash
mixed media on paper
21” x 30”
monoprint ink shoes ballet print
monoprint with ink
21” x 15” (SOLD)
chine cole cooking printmaking dancing throwing ceramics
monoprint with chine colle
26" x 20" (SOLD)
Durga charcoal ceramics throwing drawing Kali
charcoal on paper
42" x 30"
Ruby’s Masterpiece
pencil on Yupo paper
35” x 23” (42" x 30" framed)
The Long Braid
oil on paper
29.5” x 22” (SOLD)

This body of work revisits familiar stories and reinterprets the themes, imagery, and lessons through the contemporary eyes of friends and family. The stories are drawn from mythology, the Bible, fairy tales, fables, famous works of art and the narratives around various deities. Each piece refers to a story from the past and but remains biographically based on the subjects depicted. I consider these works to be collaborative storytelling.