I’ve always loved drawing and fine art.

I was born in Norfolk, VA. I was awarded a certificate for “outstanding creative expression in the field of fine arts” upon graduation from Booker T. Washington High School in 1964.

Next, I studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Even though I was a fine art major I also took courses in advertising design. My first job out of college was as an assistant art director for the advertising agency Young & Rubicam in New York City.

For years I continued to work as an art director, creative director, illustrator, and designer while maintaining a fine arts studio. This suited me very well as for me the line between fine arts and graphic arts is often indistinguishable.

Over the years I have traveled extensively in the U.S., North Africa, Europe, and Japan. Travel has always been key to the nourishment of my creative perspective and spirit.

For the past several years I have devoted my energies exclusively to my fine arts work at my studio on Cape Cod.


2013 “Island Life” Parish Gallery, Washington, DC
2012 “The Dunes of Truro” Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2012 Brumbaugh & Bealle Gallery, Alexandria VA
2005 Third Annual Studio Exhibition, Alexandria, VA
2004 Second Annual Studio Exhibition,
Alexandria, VA

2003 First Annual Studio Exhibition, Alexandria Virginia /Parish Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2003 Symposium & Exhibition with Clifton Karhu, Bankoku Bashi Gallery, Japan
2002 Bankoku Bashi Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2001 Bankoku Bashi Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
2000 Fort Valley State University, For Valley, GA
1997 National Urban League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
1996 Bankoku Bashi Gallery, Yokohama Japan
1994 Galerie Hannelore Meyarrd, Vlissingen, Holland
1993 Ombres & Lumiere Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
1993 Brazilian Jazz Festival, Full Moon Gallery, Bruxelles Belgium
1993 Gallery Elias (Contact J), Celebrating Antwerpen ‘93, Belgium
1992 Belga Jazz Festival Sponsored by FNAC Galleries: Tourcoing, France, Antwerp, Bruxelles, Gent, Liege, Brugge, Lille and Luxembourg
1991 DoBrasil Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
1990 “Vanishing Images” Northern Virginia Urban League, Alexandria, VA


2011-Present St. Pauls Episcopal Church Annual Fine Art Exhibition, Alexandria, VA
2010 Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington DC, Diversity Exhibition
2008 Consetta D Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2008 Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown MA
2008 Friends raising hope in South Africa A Million Ripples Gala Art Auction in honor of the Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
2007 Visualizing African American Culture, Capital One Arts Program, Parish Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2006 Fifteen Years Parish Gallery “Living Embodiments,” Parish Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2003 The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Ft. Lauderdale FL
1999 Mickelson Gallery, 35th Winter Print Exhibition, Washington DC
1998 Mickelson Gallery, Washington DC
1998 Elan Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Tokyo National Museum  facilitated by Bankoku Bashi Gallery Yokohama Japan
1995 Parish Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1995 Ayaso International Fine Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1991 Mirano Continental Jazz Expo, Bruxelles, Belgium


Washington Lawyer Magazine
Quadel Consulting Corporation, Washington DC
Time Life Corporation, Washington DC
Associated General Contractors of America, Washington DC: oil painting commission for
President Ronald Reagan

Yacinski Design, LLC

Private collectors include individuals from the U.S., Europe and Japan

2002 -2007 Fort Valley State University,
Fort Valley GA