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Artist's Statement

Life experiences are universal. The human story is essentially the same regardless of time or place. We dream, we hurt, we love. I have used the stories of my ancestors to try and tell our present-day experiences. My art may include their photographs or simply a building they may have walked by.

Finding dignity in these structures that have already passed their "due date” brings me joy. Through my art, I explore the stories that lie behind their state of decay and celebrate the lingering aesthetics. It is for this reason that I am drawn to the soiled and the rusted, far more than I am to that which is unmarked, unproven, and untouched.

Whether through the lens of a camera, the tactile medium of encaustic or oil paint and cold wax, I am also drawn to texture. I frequently fuse vintage photographs and encaustic to tell the stories of our ancestors and show a particular beauty that is won only by the passage of time. At times, intersecting beauty with the beast of slavery.

Hopefully when the viewer looks at the stories in my art, it will make it easier to recognize that it is also their story.

During the day I work as a neurologist, my other life passion.

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Awards 

2018-   Silver medal for photography, Jamaica Cultural                                  Development Commission Visual Arts Competition (JCDC)

2017 -  Gold & Silver medal for photography, JCDC

2017-   Bronze medal for painting, JCDC

2017-   Third Place Jury prize, JCDC

2018-    2012:  Merits (15) in categories of Photography, Painting &               Assemblage, JCDC

Exhibitions & Festivals

2019-  Summer Exhibition, National Gallery of Jamaica

2018-  A Celebration of Photography, Jamaica Conference Centre,              group show.

2018-  Christmas in October, Olympia Gallery, group show.

2018 -  JCDC Jury Prize Winners Show, Jamaica Conference                       Centre.

2017 - A Three -Thousand- Year Journey: Encaustic Art to Digital               Photography, Solo Art Show, Grosvenor Galleries, JA.

2017-  Arts in the Park, Devon House, JA. group show

2017- 2015, 2013- JCDC Visual Arts Show, Jamaica                                                       Conference Centre.

2017, 2013, 2012- Liguanea Art Festival, JA.

2015, 2014- Sanaa Group Show, Sanaa Studios, JA.

2014 - Kingston on the Edge Encaustic Art (KOTE), Solo Art Show             and Talk, Sanaa Studios, JA.

2012-  Visual Arts Competition, National Gallery of Jamaica

1992-  University of Miami Student Exhibition. Lowe Art Museum,                  Miami, Fl.

Lecture/Workshop

2021- Old Abandoned Buildings & Their Inspirations, presentation 

          to The Jamaica Photography Society.

2018- Photography /encaustic presentation to The Jamaica                         Photography Society.

2015- Workshop on encaustic art and photography for final year                photography students at the Edna Manley College of the                  Visual & Performance Arts, (EMCVPA) Jamaica.