I received my Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2003. While there, my main concentration in studying art was mostly in painting, drawing, and art history. I also was exposed to other areas in art which included print making, graphic designs, sculpture, and pottery. Later on during my course of study at the University, I was introduced to, and began to produce digital art along with traditional method of creating art. I’m known for my unique style in my art which appears to be something like stain glass window. I actually developed this style while doing an assignment for a High School art class, where I tried to paint something in a cubism style, but it never came close. Long after this assignment, I’d continued to draw in this style and it had gone through a lot of changes over the years. I applied what I learned in college, and experimented with different technique to see what effects I would come on with. At this time, I still had not come up a name for this style and not knowing what to call it. Actually the name of this style came about by one of my friends at church one day. My friend, Elizabeth Pate Hill, came up calling my style Fractionalism in reference to a mathematical term which she saw in my style. Also, during the time before returning to the University to finish my education, I worked for Body Billboards Inc from 2000 to 2001 as a silk screen cleaner in the production area. At this point, a local Parks and recreation of Chapel Hill, NC was having a T-shirt design contest for all t-shirt companies in the area to enter and the best design chosen, the company will get the account. The artwork title “Apples” which was done in Oil Pastels got picked for the Apple Chill t-shirts in Chapel Hill, NC and which help won the account for the company.

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