I would describe my work as expressionist. The expressionist point of view is stressing your own feelings about something.

Painter Jacob Lawrence garnered national recognition at 25 when his 60-panel “Migration Series” originally titled “Migration of the Negro” was featured in a 1941 issue of Fortune. The series, painted on cardboard, depicted the Great Migration of African-Americans from the south to the urban north and is currently held by two museums, MoMA in NYC and the Phillips Collection in D.C.

Overall, Lawrence’s work was highly influenced by the African-American experience and the shapes, sights, sounds and colors of Harlem, where he spent the majority of his childhood.