What does it mean to be an artist? The Bible says that God created the heavens and the earth. That means at one time there was nothing. Not even a 'blank canvas' to use the expression. No, God created the 'canvas' and then he created the 'tools' and 'paints' needed to make his masterful works. He created not out of obligation, but out of love.
What does it mean to be an artist? It means that out all possible gifts and talents, that we…the creative ones…have been blessed with that same ability, to create. True, it's nowhere near the force of forging an ever expanding universe. The majority of the time we merely copy what we see and never achieve the warmth of a sunset or the quiet peace and beauty of a snow-covered landscape we try so hard to imitate. Nevertheless, there it is. The spark when a new idea hits. The passionate hard work of going through the process to get the piece just right. And the sheer joy when others understand and enjoy the piece created. Being an artist is a humbling and joyful experience wrapped in love!
It is my deepest hope that in the galleries to follow, you–the viewer–see evidence of an artist that is in the process of ever expanding his artistic universe. That you understand the spark that led to much time and effort to get the artwork (and this website) to where they are. That you see the sheer passion to capture the small moments of the human experience. And maybe that you find a smile on your face after you view the work. I'm eternally grateful to be given the gifts of the artist. And just like my father, I want to share them with you.
East Carolina University
School of Communication, Performing and Fine Art
Communication Arts; Continuing Studies; GPA 3.2
Fayetteville State University
School of Performing and Fine Art
Graphic Design; BA; GPA 3.6
East Carolina University Campus Living Department
Greenville, NC 27858
Employed: Since 2005
Estimated Annual Department Income: Over $30 Million
The News Reporter; Commercial Sales Department
Whiteville, NC 27842
Commercial Print Assistant
Summers of 1998-1999; 2001-2003
Fayetteville Museum of Art (Closed)
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Education Department/Gallery Assistant & Intern
1997 - 2001
SPECIAL THANKS: To my loving family. Thanks for sticking with me. I love you all so much! We are one!
Marvelous Arts is a creative studio that specializes in artistic expressions in the media of graphic design, photography, illustration, fine arts and other ever expanding media. It is a joy to work closely with our clients to create functional and creative designs that will not only help their business grow, but to create a long term relationship of trust. One of the main ingredients of the artist is passion. Therefore we focus on design projects that we are passionate about working on in our usual focused sytle. It is our deepest hope that you enjoy the artwork in the following galleries. Please feel free to use the form below to contact us. Any questions, comments and feedback are always welcomed. Thank you for your time and continued success in all of your endeavors.