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October 13, 2016

So, last month I participated in my very first arts & crafts show. An event in Hyattsville, MD where I was able to feature and sell my art in a day-long event.

There are literally DOZENS of websites that tell you what to bring and what to expect. However, if you are loo...

June 27, 2016

Each of my women has a story.

I could say that their stories are separate from mine, but they reflect who I am and what I feel. She is Shunned because that is what I was feeling when my charcoal touched the page. 

The truth is, I turn away from my reflection, like a lot...

June 23, 2016

Selling art is hard.

Why?

No-brainer... any of these responses will do:

"Art is personal."

"The economy is bad."

"I can't find my audience."

"My pieces are like my children."

"Rejection sucks."

These are all true and all valid. However, once you have decided to put yourself ou...

May 26, 2016

Four days ago I received an offer that I could not refuse. Someone offered to buy 3-5 of my pieces with a budget of $1000 to $7000.
 

Great news, right? Wrong! 

 

It was a scam and I want to tell you about it because no artist should be caught unawares of people like thi...

May 11, 2016

Prince was the love of my life. 

 

I listened to him from the womb. Headphones on my mom's belly. 

 

His death actually brought tears to my eyes. I felt as though I'd lost a friend. A piece of my history.

 

This blog post is a tribute to Prince and all the artists that were...

May 2, 2016

This is one of my most popular images... I call it "Hopeful eyes" and it is a study on drawing a realistic eye.

 

I received several questions on facebook when I posted this piece on my various art groups for feedback. Many people said they could never do this... or aske...

April 18, 2016

Awesome piece of street art, no?

 

Great nod to Creation of Adam, we all know it, right?

 

Here's the thing... that image knows not what it does and says more than we might realize at first glance.

 

That lovely piece of street art is one step in the process of gentrificatio...

April 14, 2016

So we all know who these people are... The Lyons - Cookie, Luscious, Hakeem, Jamal, Dre and the tamed shrews.  (If you get the Shakespeare reference there and ALL OVER the show, hats off and...let's talk!)

 

In any case, I'm not here to talk about the obvious player...

April 11, 2016

Do me a favor. Google the term "Love Art." Look at the images. What do you see?

 

Here is what I found: There are the first dozen images I found...

 

Now, Google the term "Black Love Art." View the images. What do you see?

 

Again, here's what I found;

 

Notice anything?

 

Black...

April 7, 2016

This is me.

 

My name is Marin Alexis and I fancy myself an artist. 

 

I say "fancy myself" because I am more than reluctant to call myself an official artist when I can't put it on my my tax returns... Yet. I'm working on it....

 

That is what this blog is going to be...

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