I am a painter, sculptor, and multi-media artist as well as a professor of art history for over a decade and a half. I am very passionate about bringing out the inner artist in others. In addition to teaching and volunteer work, over the years I’ve done dozens of commissions, many exhibitions, and public art such as murals and sculptures.

Born in the Black capital of the world, Harlem, I was bombarded with sights and sounds that only this unique neighborhood could provide.  I felt I had it all and was quite aware that I was living in a live art gallery.

It is now 2016 and my hair is gray, my steps are a little slower and I can’t find my glasses from one minute to another.  I have lived in California since 1966 — married twice, mothered three beautiful daughters, and now I am a grandmother and great-grandmother.