Artist Spotlight - Marco Miller
We caught up with one of our Chicago artists, Marco Miller, to pick his brain a little and take a deeper look into how he got started as an artist.
How did you get started with art?
I got started in art when I was young copying comic books and drawing nature. I really started pursuing art in high school. They even had to make a separate AP art class for me and four other students. The painting came later in life, through a depression, and it came so naturally. 2019 is my 6th year painting.
Are you self taught or did you have formal training?
How do you describe your particular style of art?
Controlled chaos. Messy, but structured.
What do you do to help get yourself out of a creative block?
I force myself to create every day no matter what and eventually it will pass.
What is an obstacle you've overcome that you're most proud of?
Portraiture. It used to scare me and now it's my strength.
What's one piece of advice you wish you knew when you were starting out?
Once your art is out of your head your art isn't yours anymore; It's the worlds.
What's one of your goals for 2019?
Not to worry too much and be okay with the results of life.
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