My work is a reflection of my passions and creative inspirations. I am hugely influenced by urban music, culture, and the political issues and injustices that have been occurring in the United States of America. Being a mixed-race woman myself, I am constantly exploring and learning about the different cultures, races, and struggles that inhabit the population of the US. Most of my work celebrates a culture or a person that has been hugely influential to my life and art. I combine oil painting, charcoal drawing, bright colors, patterns, digital graphic elements, and mixed media. I use these design elements to bring awareness to the person or culture in a celebratory manner—one where I bring out the beauty in the subject’s uniqueness or in what makes them different. Through my art, I bring their character to life—their essence and light. I use all these different elements to portray how these people have impacted me and the world, and to simply shed light onto people or experiences that have often had a sheet of darkness over them.