Drty One of the Day – Marian Mekhail


Marian Mekhail.

Where can we find you online:

Website: www.marianmekhail.com

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. 

Photo credit:  Stephon Latham Photography | © 2017 DRTY ONE$