Artist Statement Submitted 2016My work is an expression of the people I encounter everyday. I believe every person has a name and every name has a story to tell if we just take the time to truly listen. I would like an try and capture the people of the city in which I live. Charleston SC is such a diverse place with all kinds and types of people. I feel as if the city comes alive with the souls of the people who inhabit downtown. So many of these folks are disappearing with the influx of all the growth which is happing around them. My goal is to try and preserve their stories to give them a voice......for they are not forgotten. Through the use of watercolor and graphite drawings I want to tell their stories to the world before it is too late.