I was born into a family of artists on the island of Jamaica in the Caribbean. After graduating from high school I attended the Jamaica School of Arts and Crafts (now the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts). After a year I left to study art at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and then on to the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
In the 1980s I became interested in film and decided to study film and theater, first at New York University School of Continuing Education and then at the T. Schrieber Studio and The Ensemble Studio Theatre Institute where I directed several plays. I also co-produced/co-directed a documentary film Louie which premiered on Channel Thirteen, was reviewed in the New York Times and subsequently aired on PBS channels. I was production assistant on Merce Cunningham's Deli Commedia which aired on PBS Great Performances.
I returned to painting in the 1990s because that was truly what I wanted to do and have worked steadily on producing paintings, installations and mixed media work on paper which have been shown locally and internationally.
From leaving art school until recently I supported myself by working at various jobs at ad agencies, at an arts related non-profit, and even giving drawing lessons, finally working for myself as a graphic artist and website designer.
My work is reviewed in local and national publications including the New York Times. I am also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.