Today we’d like to introduce you to Mobarick Abdullah III.
Hi Mobarick, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I have been creating with color for as long as I can remember. When I was a child in Pittsburgh I remember wanting to put color where there was gray. One day I put crayons on my mother‘s wall. I was surprised when I didn’t get in trouble. I knew right then I could create something different. I’ve always been drawn to color. I moved to Jacksonville in 2004, and briefly stepped away from art. A few years later my girlfriend asked me to make her a painting. She left that white canvas sitting in the living room. It stared at me for days. She knew what she was doing because I picked up those paints again and never put them down. Now it’s about experimentation. I love meeting new artists, playing with new styles and trying to be the best artist I can be for my clients.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Being an artist is a struggle. Period. It can be hard to put brush to canvas with so much hurt in the world. I try to create a distraction from that world.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I mostly work in acrylics and spray paint. I’ve been told that people can tell my color schemes when they see them. I like to bridge the gap between realism and abstract I believe that I’m most proud of inspiring other people to pick up Paint brushes and cans!
We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
I define success as seeing my clients’ excitement on their faces and moving someone to want to create.
- $1.50/ per square inch
- Website: mobaricksart.com
- Instagram: @mobarick3
- Facebook: mospaintings