My artistry started at a very young age with the influence of my mother the late Doris E. Jones. An artist who exhibited her work throughout Roxbury and African American events held throughout the community. She encouraged the arts throughout Roxbury at the Robert Gould Shaw House and was one of the founders of “Art in The Park” an annual event held in (Monroe Park) Harris Horatio Park and taught ceramics and crafting at seniors centers and I was by her side. My mother is the inspiration for my love for the arts. She was a concert pianist, an artist who could paint anything, and a crafter, who made giant flowers, and mosaic tiles. When it came to the Arts my mother never hesitated to introduce her children.
On the side, she did handwriting analysis, made our clothes, and had the best garden in the neighborhood
"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies...... She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands..... She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens..... She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands, she planteth a vineyard........ She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms...... She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night....... She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy....... Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; "