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

Selected Bibliography
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.