This is my solo exhibition titled "Peaceful Mind" that I had at the Meyerhoff Gallery at Goucher College in 2011. As the Fine and Performing Arts recipient, I had a solo exhibition in which I exhibited my collection of fantasy and oil landscape paintings, depicting a perfect world of paradise. This show was inspired by my childhood growing up on the Eastern Shore. Adjusting to the city life was very difficult for me, and there was a different way of life. These included a fast paced lifestyle, new schoolmates, neighborhood, culture, and values. All was so new to me, relationships were different, and I often felt like a fish out of water, and like I could not relate at all.
My paintings displayed, focused on scenes that reminded me of the Eastern Shore and I wanted it to feel like I and the viewer could revisit those places when looking at them. The paintings reveal scenes with the absence of human presence, which portrays the idea of humans being able to connect with nature. In the center of the gallery, I placed chairs at a small table with flowers in order to add the overall experience of what I was communicating through my work.