The culture of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean is my main subject. Color ties everything together. My art is about the conditions of people in everyday life, the pain, suffering, joy, pleasures, and disappointments of life. I am also interested in nature with its unique shapes, colors, contrast, harmony, and chaos, the peace and unpredictable of it. My art is influenced by the shapes, patterns, bright colors and designs found in paintings from Africa, India, Central and South America, Japan and the unique designs and patterns of Middle Eastern art. The emphasis is on the colors, designs and the placement of figures to suggest movement. Color and paint texture to guide the eye and to set the mood. My work is mainly realistic with some surreal touches but is mostly blunt and to the point. I paint what I see and feel.