Large canvases rest against the walls of Marcus McKinley’s studio.
Some are empty and white, waiting for his vision to seep through their fibers with the stroke of his brush. Others are covered in beautiful arrangements of color and thought.
Striking reds, vivid blues and quiet purples catch any viewer’s eye as he introduces them to the Maasai people, a nomadic tribe in east-central Africa.
The artist will soon make another introduction.
After nearly 30 years in the juvenile justice field, McKinley is embracing his passion starting with Marcus McKinley Presents: The Maasai Collection.
The Maasai Collection Exhibition will be from 4:00pm – 7:00pm Saturday, August 25, 2018 at The Art Vault, 140 Peachtree Street North East, Atlanta, GA.
“The Maasai Collection just feels right,” McKinley said. “This series is OK with everyone – it’s artistic and ambitious without people feeling compromised or distracted.”
“When they see it, it’s not something that pushes them away,” he said.