Art Covingtonís native Tunica, Mississippi inspired his first artistic explorations at the age of four when he discovered a natural ability to draw. His father encouraged his sonís artistic inclination by leaving a nickel on each successful drawing. The family soon left Tunica for Memphis, where, in the early 70s, Art was inspired to paint under the instruction of renowned artist George Hunt, his Carver High School art teacher.
After winning a scholarship in a church sponsored world wide fine arts competition, Art attended The Memphis Academy of Arts (now Memphis College of Arts). His numerous awards include presentations from Nike Inc. and the March of Dimes.
Artís eclectic vision is captured in both realistic and abstract works of oils, acrylics, and mixed media that defy category yet retain a recognition that never fails to resonate.
To purchase original ART by Art please visit Gallery Fifty Six at 2256 Central Ave. Memphis TN. 38104 or click www.GalleryFiftySix.com
You may also contact the artist at 901-216-2302.