My work is an inspired narrative of life where people demonstrate love, respect, compassion, agony, oppositions, confidence, and death. I am a perceptual artist. Through observation, I aim to re-create my personal experiences by using symbols, words, images, and emotions that are familiar. When faced with life’s challenges and confronting pain it drives out the imperfection that we face such as oppression, health disparities, societal problems, unemployment, and other issues. These emotions are an inspiration for my work. I identify with the characters in my work as their experiences and goals reflect a state of mind familiar to me. I paint family members, friends, famous people, strangers, and imagined images of enslaved people who were recorded as having run away from bondage.
Markeith Woods, a native of Pine Bluff, AR, is a 2014 graduate from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a BS in Visual Arts. Now, Woods is in his final year of his MFA at the University of Arkansas. He is a National award-winning artist who has exhibited at, Agora Gallery in NYC, Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, and has an upcoming show at Batesville Arts Councils. The media Woods works with is charcoal and oil. He furthered his educational career by becoming a full-time elementary Art Teacher, where he served two years.