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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

RUSH MERCHANT III

RUSH MERCHANT III

Artist Work

Mingus
2013
Pencil, pen & ink
8.5"x 14"
Hands
2013
Pencil & pen
8.5"x 11"
Kourtney
2013
Pencil & color pen
8.5"x 11"
Philip Bailey
2013
Pencil
8.5"x 11"

Artist Information

County
Prince George's County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I consider myself an independent and deeply spiritual artistic creature. My purpose is to communicate my voice through the vehicle of art.

Artist Bio

RUSH MERCHANT, III is a writer, composer, musician, and visual artist. He originates from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a fourth generation artist from his father’s side. In addition to pursuing his own artistic ventures in multiple disciplines, Rush has been a mentor to younger artists, an active arts advocate and community activist, and donates his time and talents to many causes close to his heart. He now makes his home in Laurel, Maryland with his wife of 11 years, Vashion.