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I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. My high school art teacher told me “An artist is just a sketchbook with a person attached.” I’m always drawing. I wouldn’t be shocked if I was making finger paintings in the womb as my mom walked the Brooklyn streets. I draw in meetings. In church. On paper towels. On anything and anywhere.   […]

About Zan

I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. My high school art teacher told me “An artist is just a sketchbook with a person attached.” I’m always drawing. I wouldn’t be shocked if I was making finger paintings in the womb as my mom walked the Brooklyn streets. I draw in meetings. In church. On paper towels. On anything and anywhere.

 
As far as my memory can account, it started with me drawing ninja turtles on the xerox paper my mom would bring home from work. It transitioned to me going to art school in Baltimore, Maryland from grades 6-12. Winning 3rd Place nationally for painting at the NAACP ACT-SO competition in 12 grade made me feel like I was actually talented but, I left art behind for four years while I attended Morehouse College.
 
 
After graduating from Morehouse and landing a job at Boeing in St. Louis, I decided I needed to return to art. Interestingly enough my finance job in the corporate world pushed me deeper into the art world. “The Corporate Mask” was my first serious piece of artwork in 5 years. That’s where TruLUCK Charms began. Between that drawing and my creation of wood charmsmy creation of wood charms the prodigal son had returned to the art world.
 
 
I’ve bounced around between Brooklyn, NY, Baltimore, MD, St. Louis, MO, Philadelphia, PA, Ottawa, Canada, Seattle, WA, and Dallas, TX. All of the work you see represented here has been influenced by the stops along the journey. I’m still journeying. This site is me inviting you to journey through my mind with me.
 
 
I currently reside in Dallas, Texas where my studio is my retreat from the 1,000,000° heat and I cook up these special ideas to share with those outside my four walls.