Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania visual artist, painter, art educator, and owner of Zapata Studios.
As an artist, I specialize in painting murals, hand-painted signs, and logos for businesses, communities, and private residencies. I have worked with Disney/Pixar, and have been featured in Good Housekeeping, Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and Daniel Tiger, and my art is collected throughout the United States.
As an educator, I develop engaging, child-centered arts programming in classrooms throughout Pittsburgh. My ability to communicate concepts creatively and effectively extends to my students, their parents, my colleagues, and the school community.
The Legacy of Butterflies mural is a collaboration of myself, Natiq Jalil, and filmmaker Chris Ivey. Butterflies cross continents with their wings. Some people's spirits can never be kept down, no matter the obstacles that people put in front of them. This mural is an homage to the strength of the Matriarchs whose labor and love keep families and communities together.
My mural art and sign painting work can be seen all across Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. As well as in schools, and residential homes.
Build community and interpersonal relationships through the exploration of art.
BA in Art Education from Carlow University and art education training through the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Lincoln Center’s Aesthetic Education, and Wolf Trap Institute.
I'm sharpening my lettering skills in this sign painting class at Arbor Street Studios, in Omaha Nebraska, taught by legendary sign painter Mike Myers.