Hey Creative Friend, I’ve been busy at work. I created a new piece and I’m happy to share the story with you. I happened to discover an amazing woman who has unfortunately been forgotten but shouldn’t be. She’s Matilda Sissieretta Jones. It started when I found a photo of her with medals pinned all over […]
Story Behind The Art
Each artwork has a story. These are the stories behind the pieces I make.
Hey Creative Friend, pull up a chair and grab yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and let me tell you the story behind my most recent piece – Hats don’t fit. I was getting ready to go out with my teenage daughter and I was taking a bit longer to get dressed than she […]
Hey Creative Friend, It’s time for another SBTA- Story Behind the Art. This time the piece in question is “Essential Worker” It was the last piece I completed in 2020. I started working on Essential Worker at the end of March, early April, 2020 – soon after the COVID pandemic had become an issue here […]
Hey Creative Friend, I want to share my newest piece in the Black Crowns Series with you and tell you the story behind the art piece. This piece is entitled “Catching God’s Eye”. It depicts an African American woman in an elegant church hat. Women in generations past, all wore hats or scarves or some type […]
Dear Creative Friend, I completed a new piece of work and it’s now time to tell the story behind the artwork. Here’s Charleena Lyles’ story. On June 16, 2017, the Minnesota officer who fatally shot Philando Castile a year prior, during a traffic stop over a broken taillight, was found not guilty. This sparked angry protests. Thousands […]