I am a visual artist who displays and teaches art in order to promote contemplation and social change. I am a self-taught artist who attended Moore, and Pratt colleges. I am the Creative Director and one of the founders of the non-profit organization, Power of a Paint Art Academy & Management, which educates people all around the country on ways to cope and bond through painting. I am a certified trauma-informed teaching artist who uses my art and influence to raise awareness of social issues such as racism, sexism, hunger, child abuse, environmental issues, social injustice, gun violence, domestic violence, and the struggles of the LGBTQI+ community. As part of Power of Paint's "Paint Greater Than Initiative," I instruct approximately 3000 people per year through free workshops and tutorials. I value art accessibility and take pride in the ways I created to make art more accessible and appealing to the most vulnerable people. It is my hope that my artwork and activities will motivate others to use their talents to benefit the world. I began my career by painting commissioned portraits, live paintings, and hosting paint parties, as well as designing for a number of clothing lines. Despite the fact that the work was lucrative, I found it unsatisfying. As a result, I began looking for a cause greater than myself, which brought me to Power of Paint.