Meet the Artist: Marquin Campbell

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Q: Explain the process you go through for your work. What draws you to 1the mediums you choose?

I work from the intuitive.  A lot of my paintings ‘feel’ like a landscape or a moment.  I like acrylic paints because they dry fast, and I like to work very fast. 

Q: What peaked your interest in art?

I have always enjoyed the escape art provided.  I also grew up with a lot of artists in my family, so art making was a very natural thing for me. 

Q: How would you describe your style of art?

Abstract expressionist

Q: Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your work?

Much of my inspiration comes from the water and marsh.  I grew up on an island outside of Savannah, Georgia and love the ocean. 

Q: What’s your favorite piece of your own work?

I have a large 48 x 48 mixed media painting that is very colorful called Ebb & Flow that I love.  I have kept it for my permanent collection. 

Q: What’s an interesting fact about you or your work?3

During college, I studied abroad in Cuba and Italy.  They truly represented opposite ends of the art spectrum: Cuba was wild and free, and Italy was loaded with traditional and classic elements.  Both have had a strong influence on my work, and I appreciate the experiences and how they have informed me. 

Q: What famous artist do you most admire?

I love Picasso.  He was classically trained, but created his own unique way of working. 

To learn more about Marquin Campbell visit www.marquindesigns.com

Marquin’s art will be on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery from April 1- June 30.