Minori Thorpe. 18 x 24". Oil Pastels. 2020.

Door Portal. 18 x 24". Oil Pastels. 2020.

Professor Aaron Terry & Milo. 18 x 24". Oil Pastels. 2020.

Yellow. 41 x 54". Acrylics & Pastels. 2019.

Railroad Crossing. 50 x 41". Acrylics & Pastels. 2019.

North College Avenue, Newark, DE. 54 x 41". Acrylics & Pastels. 2019.

Sunset Lake Road, Newark, DE. 82 x 54". Acrylics & Pastels. 2019.

Name Tag. 41 x 54". Acrylics & Pastels. 2019.

End of Days. 80 x 64". Acrylics & Pastels. 2020.

Baptism Of Fire. 3.5 x 9'. Acrylics & Pastels. 2019.

Professor Peter Williams. 32 x 40".
Oil pastels. 2019.

East Main Street, Newark, DE. 64 x 80".
Oil pastels. 2019.

Mother. 32 x 40".
Oil pastels. 2019.

Post-Workout. 32 x 40".
Oil pastels. 2019.

Deer Park Tavern. 32 x 40".
Oil pastels. 2018.

Bedroom. 32 x 40".
Oil pastels. 2018.

Weights. 32 x 40".
Oil pastels. 2018.

The Move In. 32 x 40".
Oil pastels. 2018.

Cleansing. 32 x 40".
Oil pastels. 2018.

Haircut.
32 x 40".
Oil pastels. 2018.

Paintings (Oil pastels & Acrylics)

Inspired by one of my favorite painters, Edward Hopper, my aim is to welcome viewers into moments from my life that appear mundane and render it as something far more intriguing using pastels and acrylics. It could be the people I know, places I visit, or unexpected narratives I create from my imagination. What pops out is my use of strong, vibrant colors in each painting. This comes from my love of comic books, surrealism and pop art works from artists such as Roy Lichtenstein. Also, I hope to challenge viewers to see the life of an African American from a different perspective than what is considered accepted notions of black identity.