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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Marqus Meadows

'I've been through hard, dangerous times, but I have emerged a survivor."
'Open Heart', pen and ink, acrylic by Marqus Meadows

'Open Heart', pen and ink, acrylic by Marqus Meadows /Jenny Griffin

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Pen and Ink by Marqus Meadows

Pen and Ink by Marqus Meadows /Heartside Gallery and Studio

Pen and ink and acrylic by Marqus Meadows

Pen and ink and acrylic by Marqus Meadows /Heartside Gallery and Studio

The featured Heartside artist for June is Marqus Meadows.  Here is a little about the artist in his own words:

I was born in a little town called Hayti, Missouri, but I was raised in Flint, Michigan, which was a town I will never forget.  The first time I saw a dead body was in Flint, so needless to say, going to school there was torture.  I was ridiculed for my southern accent so I found drawing as a means to escape the idiocy that seemed to surround me.  I’ve always felt a bit differently;“Slightly eccentric” I’ve been called while simultaneously I’m cool as a swimming pool.  I also suffer from bipolar manic depression.  While I’m on the streets driftin now I’ve learned how to deal with life appropriately and constructively and I will soon come out of this phase.  I did spend 10 years in the penitentiary which ended up becoming beneficial for me.  I improved my drawing skills as well as expanding my knowledge.  I was only able to use a small rubber ink pen to draw portraits on envelopes and eventually my cell walls.  Basically I’ve always remained avid for success.  I’ve said this all to say this, I’ve been through hard, dangerous times, but I have emerged a survivor.  We are all works of art decorated by this world, painted by the creator.  Just try to embrace the imperfections. 

           

Try to keep things copasetic,

Love,

Marqus the Starving Artist

 

The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio is a monthly feature to highlight some of the wonderful people of the Heartside neighborhood.  Visit www.heartside.org , Facebook and our Flickr page to keep up with us, to learn about volunteering and other ways to get involved.

Sarah Scott is Arts Coordinator for Heartside Gallery and Studio at Heartside Ministry, and can be reached at [email protected]

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