Last fall, Marvin Brown ’21 was named a finalist for the Miami University Young Painters Competition. By being selected as a finalist in the competition, which is open to painters who are 25 to 35, two of Brown’s painting were showcased in a gallery at the university.
While Brown had high hopes of success in the competition, he was also grateful for the opportunity to share his work.
“It seemed like a good opportunity to get work out and shown outside of school,” he said.
Brown submitted five paintings for the competition, which all have a lot of muted or neutral colors with similarities in tone and hue. He added that he does not typically go into a painting with a plan, “I work a lot from intuition, I always start from scratch,” he said.
A transfer student from Tompkins Cortland Community College, where he earned an associate degree in liberal arts and sciences, Brown didn’t always know that this was going to be his path. That changed when he arrived at IC in the fall of 2019, majoring in art with a minor in graphic design.