Born on the island of Barbados I came to the United States at the tender age of 5; granted I grew up in America I never lost my island roots. My Caribbean up bringing influenced me in many ways. Growing up in America has allowed me to merge both cultures, and has given me the opportunity to capture that in my art.

I started drawing at about age 7 or 8. My very first attempt was a Barbie image; I got the idea from a pencil case my mom gave to me. I remember looking at that Barbie image for hours before attempting to replicate it. Needless to say it turned out horrible on my first few attempts, but I was determined to draw her just the way I saw her. Finally,
I nailed it.  I was so excited I ran to show my grandmother and mom. Happy to show off what I had done; they hung it up on the wall in our kitchen. For many years Barbie hung on that kitchen wall until my family decided to move. Naturally I wanted to take her with me but when I went to take her down, she crumbled in my hands.

Thinking back to that day has made me realize I never want anything I work hard on or focus on to crumble again.  I hope you will enjoy all that life has drawn out for you and never let your focus, dreams or aspirations crumble in your hands. Use those hands to make all your dreams come true. Cheers!!