I am a disciple of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera. I paint intuitively with zero hesitation in my brush strokes. I attribute that to Basquiat’s style. Picasso’s work taught me to break the rules, but also to learn and know those rules before breaking them. The work of Rivera inspires me to paint my heritage with pride and to represent my culture.
I paint for those who are oppressed and for those who stand up against their oppressors. I paint to make the marginalized glamorous and beautiful, just as I see them.