I recently traveled to my home-town of Jacmel, Haiti and visited the sections of town where all the Artisans were exhibiting their crafts and paintings. I was surprised to see the lack of traffic. The shops had plenty of art, but their business was at a stand-still. With all my years of experience and merchandising, I decided that I could make a change for these vendors businesses. So I started selling the handicrafts, which became very successful at shows.
While in Haiti, I was introduced to five artists and decided to exhibit their work in New York City. My first show was in Brooklyn form a place donated by a store owner. It was another successful exhibition on my part, to the point that it gained press coverage.
I have been contacted by artists from Uganda, Sweden, and Nigeria (to name a few). My new mission is to continue to do pop up shows globally, and since the organization needs investment funds to grow, I’ve decided to launch a digital gallery to continue maintain a global circuit.
The mission is to assist Artists in need. Just as my Father was driven to help anyone that was in need, I am following in his footsteps, and in this particular case, will be through the arts.
ABOUT MY LIFE
Although I have always been an Artist of some caliber, Fashion was always most instrumental to me. I left Haiti at twelve to discover a new world of fashion and change.
Flower Power, Black Power Movements Generation, Culture Shock, High School and College years were the most important phase of my life. Throughout these years, I fell in love with so many styles of artistic expression.
As a Fashion Designer in a young generation, I was blessed with the perks of traveling to the most fascinating and exotic places of the world. This broadened my knowledge of different cultures that changed my perception of life and elevated me to new visions of art. This combined with my Fashion Industry experience, groomed me to be flawless in presentations.