No Traces

                                                                                    No Trace

                                                                         (Boundless Creations)

My paintings are created from laying down an idea on the canvas without a trace.  First, I don’t waste time sketching or drawing what I want to paint, I just jump right in and paint. I figure why draw out something to paint? Right?  I find without tracing or sketching, I set no mental or physical boundaries or preconceived notions that could limit my ability to expound and experiment with an idea about a painting.

This technique gives me the freedom to create a livelier piece with movement rather than a piece with a static, fill in the blank or stay within the lines idea.

My favorite artists are Alice Neel, and Egon Schiele because I love the spontaneity in their work.

For me, the creative process flows when there are no lines and the results are boldly colorful narratives of people and places that I love.

Ecinja’s Art News



I hope that all is well with everyone.

Well, 2018 was an exciting year for Ecinja Arts

Here are some of the highlights:


  • 30th Gadsden Regional Exhibition of Fine Arts July 13th, 2018 Quincy, Florida,
  • New Orleans Art Association Juried National Art Show October 6-31, 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Art Elevated International Exhibition by Orangenius, September 10-October 31, 2018

New York City, New York

“Scarlet Bluez”

painting banner exhibited in NYC 2018

(From 500 international submissions, 90 pieces were selected to be featured on Garment District banners. Ecinja’s was one of the artist selected to show her work in the New York City. It was an amazing exhibition.

  • Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms National Exhibition 2018

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

October 13, 2018

Ohio History Center

Columbus, Ohio

Thank you for visiting!

A Displaced Artist Never Gives Up

Today, I find myself in a qaundary, wondering what to do while stuck here in New Orleans.. You see, the results of Hurricane Michael seemingly left me powerless. No, literally, while I was away on my art tour in New York City, Columbus, Ohio and New Orleans, Louisiana,  and Quincy, Florida where live took a direct hit from Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018.  The city still remains without power and I’m unable to go back home at this time. There, I !eft unfinished paintings on easels, sketches on paper and color palettes all awaiting my return for me to complete that masterpiece. So I thought,  “Why cry over spilled milk”,…” I can’t put the egg back inoi the shell” , and ya da ya da. None the less,  I concluded that a real artist always finds away to release their creativity and explore new ideas even in the midst of adversity.  And so, I drove to the nearest art supply store, Mo’s Art Supply and bought canvases, brushes and paints. Now, its time to get busy . Level up! I’ve made an amazing discovery about me as an artist. “Art lies within”. So no matter was the circumstances I find myself, I will always make art. Displaced….but won’t give up!