My profession is my passion and my adventure!   I am constantly on the quest of creating art that draws the attention of eyes and moves souls.  The works of abstract expressionists, the joy and suffering of my people, and my own direct experiences with life and its wonders have combined to influence the direction that I have taken in my lifelong journey of discovery.

For Black History Month 2018, Pittsburgh Public Schools Class of 1955 Celebrates Jo-Anne Bates  (click)