Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Trip to Marcus Studio

Have you ever just discovered an artist that is just so fresh and inspiring that you just want to tell everyone about your new discovery? 

And then you find out that this artist has been doing this for years.  Their art is WHO THEY ARE.  And that's even more impressive.  They are not chasing a trend, they design and build from their soul. 

Such is the story of furniture maker and artist Craig Marcus.  He has a beautiful showroom in Pittsburgh's East End.  He makes custom made furniture with an artist's eye.  He builds tables and chairs from woods that you can't even pronounce.  His work gleams in his modern and completely comfortable gallery.
Craig also expresses himself on paper.  I am lucky enough to have recieved as a gift a print of one of his first paintings.  I was thrilled when I saw a whole wall filled with similar paintings (see the top photo.)  The print always makes me happy, and I'm so glad that he is persuing what makes him happy too. 

A trip to the 6545 Gallery is sure to offer inspiration. (Call ahead for a personal appointment).  CLICK HERE for directions, hours, and an opportunity to browse his latest works.


the treat girl said...

I do loooove me some great art!!! Lucky you!!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I just checked him out and I really love what I see!

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