Zenobia’s greatest inspiration comes from music; studies of famous artists past and present such as: Michelangelo, Rembrant, Carravagio and Matisse; as well as her art instructors from Howard University; Lucille Roberts aka “Malkia”, Lois M. Jones and James Porter, and David Driskell. These people encouraged her creativity and inspired her to take risks in technique and subject matter. She has created several bodies of work in the past 40+ years including themes such as: Afrocentric, water, still life and nature. At present she is developing a body of work on excerpts from the Bible with an emphasis on the 23rd Psalms.