Claudia Rankine
James Baldwin
Langston Hughes
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Corretta Scott King
Meta Fuller
Edna Lewis
Kara Walker
Frances Harper
Carrie Mae Weems
Anita Hill
Malcolm X
Marian Anderson
Nina Simone
Romare Bearden
Toni Morrison
Shirley Chisholm
Adelaide Hall
bell hooks

Artists & Activists series, ongoing

As a resident of Roxbury for the past decade, I take inspiration from the Black History that surrounds me, especially the art of Roxbury native John Wilson, whose majestic sculpture Eternal Presence I pass on daily walks. In 2015, following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the resultant uprisings and Black Lives Matter protests across the country, I began my own Black History portrait project. My portraits strive to capture the pride, strength, truth and fearlessness shared by these icons, artists and activists. All paintings are 14 x 14 inches, made with a variety of media including walnut ink, watercolor, gouache, and oil paint on paper or Yupo.