Where can we find you online:
Personal Instagram: @mare_bear00
Art Instagram: @thatchickwhopaints
What do you do and what inspired you to do it:
I am a painter and sketch artist, as well as a published children’s book illustrator (the book is called “T Sees an Island” available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble online) located in Dallas, TX.
I have always had a passion for imagery, from pencil and charcoal drawings, to paintings and design. As with all artists, I draw my inspiration from my experiences and the world around me, and my work is a reflection of how I view this world. Each piece is meant to inspire conversation, or to evoke certain emotions among the viewer. My work is a mix between contemporary, expressionism, and realism. I truly enjoy illustration and leaving a part of me in each piece.
How do you define success:
I define success as achieving ultimate peace. If you have peace in your heart and mind you’ve achieved ultimate success. And I also believe that pursuing your passion to your fullest capacity is success.
What would you say to motivate a younger you to be successful in life:
DON’T DOUBT YOURSELF!! Don’t talk yourself out of anything! Don’t self-sabotage, and quit comparing yourself to anyone. You are absolutely dope. Others are too, but that doesn’t take away from how dope YOU ARE!
Name a song you like and the artist:
Kanye West and Lauryn Hill are my fave artists. Any song by Kanye is a song I like! LOL
Name a movie you like:
Gladiator with Russell Crowe, Coming to America, and Disney movies like Beauty & the Beast, Little Mermaid and Aladdin (I’m a little kid at heart).
What do you like to do for fun:
Paint and draw of course, but I also play basketball, workout, cook and love to travel.