At age 15 he left home and spent his life in group homes and runaway shelters. In the mid 80ís he moved to New York City where he started a career in dance and musical theatre. His life has been a huge journey and in May 0f 2010 he was reunited with his birth sister and his birth mother.
In December of 2011 he returned to living in Harlem and married the love of his life. It was at this time that he started painting and photographing and hasnít looked back. He was invited to show his paintings at Arts on Division Street in May 2012.
You can read about his life growing up in his weekly blog ďA Day in the Life/Down the Rabbit HoleĒ It is read weekly by over 14,000 people. (http://adayinthelife-gdm.blogspot.com/) or
The paintings started at the same time as my first photographs did a year ago. I couldnít stop and the work just poured out of me. Painting to me is a solitary art form. Itís my moment to ďlet goĒ and let my brain do its thing. Sometimes I plan and sometimes I just start a painting, but I feel that I am never done until my brain feels aligned. Around you are some of my inner thoughts, my inner laughs and my inner desires. Most of my paintings are of people and faces. They are images of my friends, family and that random stranger on the bus. They reflect my life and my loves. They are me.