Self Portrait Entitled "My Pain"
The Art is Me
Art is a passion I have possessed since childhood. In 1993, I received my first watercolor set. It marked the beginning of a personal love affair.
Self taught, I have created my own watercolor style. It is deep, rich and concentrated. My work is inspired by personal experience. Each piece is an intimate confession. Through art I express love, sensuality, strength and vulnerability.
Art is comforting and non-judgemental. Therefore, I can be completely honest with it. As I paint, the canvas transforms into a mirror. And when I look closely I am delighted to see my art is a strong reflection of me.
1996 BA in Communications, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
2018 Solo Exhibition, Woman of Color, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
2016 Group Exhibition, Spectrum Miami Art Show, The ArtBox Project, Zug, Switzerland
2016 Group Exhibition, Spectrum Miami Art Show, ART UpCLOSE, New York, NY
2016 Group Exhibition, Art Monaco, ART UpCLOSE, Monaco
2015 Solo Exhibition, Transformations: Designs of a Decade, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
2015 Group Exhibition, West Alabama Juried Art Show, Junior League Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL
2015 Group Exhibition, Southern Roots, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, AL
2010 Group Exhibition, Eye to I, Amsterdam Whitney Art Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Group Exhibition, Fall Exhibit, Andrews Art Museum, Andrews, NC
Catenya McHenry, “Bama’s Buzz,” WVUA-TV, Tuscaloosa, AL, June 21, 2018.
Good Grit Magazine, My Saving Grace, Birmingham, AL, February 15, 2016.
The Crimson White, West Alabama Juried Art Show Highlights Local Artists,
Tuscaloosa, AL, December 3, 2015.
The Tuscaloosa News, Exhibition Announcement, Tuscaloosa, AL, July 3, 2015. 1B.
International Contemporary Master’s Volume 7, World Wide Art Books, Inc., 2013.
Reflections Art Program, Central Elementary School, Tuscaloosa, AL, October 20, 2015.
Art Talk, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa, AL, July 21, 2015.