Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
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Description Digitally enhanced photography taken in 2003 of a person in a bus stop on Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a child my family made many trips through N.O. on the way to the Gulf for beach vacations. it was always great fun to stop through, visit shops in the French Quarters, stroll through the market near the Quarter, visit Central Grocery for a muffuletta sandwich, and for dessert stop at Cafe du Monde for a beignets for desert. Street performers, best food anywhere, artists, tourists, and jazz fans. That's still New Orleans!
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, I spent most of my younger years living in Arkansas. There, I began writing poetry and painting at a very young age using art as a means of expressing my emotions – happy, sad, forlorn, and joyous. Today, the art is becoming an oasis from my life’s strain. Everyone has daily stress to overcome such as work and the daily grind. Painting and, just recently, prayer has become my oasis. I have gone through many self-discoveries through painting and quiet time with God.
I have found to not have fear or hold back while painting and to not have fear or hold back in daily life. (“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34) I enjoy painting flowers the most for relaxation. I admire O’Keefe’s work. Her large flowers are a message to the viewers, and like O’Keefe, I hope for the viewer to take moments in their lives to look at things we normally pass by without a second glance. There is so much to see that God has made and done for us. Another hope of mine is that my work reflects and glorifies God by recognizing things we normally take for granted.