Makeeva Omari Spann
Hello everyone, my name is Makeeva Omari Spann, my nickname is MOSart. I was born in Atlanta, GA on March 10, 1980, but I was raised in Charleston, SC. For as long as I can remember I always had an affinity for the arts. I am one of many artists in my family, so the love of art is imprinted in my DNA. For me, it all started around the age of four. My mother would do little sketches of my baby brother as I watched and this made me want to try to imitate what she did, not realizing how much it would play a major role in my life. I believe that artists and other creative people are a very important part of society, and these gifts are given to us to better the world.
By the time I was six I had become quite the artist; my ability to draw surpassed most of my classmates. So much so that my art teacher Mr. Mason really started to take notice. By the time I was in the third grade I was granted a scholarship to a summer art program, where I learned about other mediums. I knew then that I wanted to be an artist for a living. My father and grandfather both were entrepreneurs, my dad was a carpenter and my grandfather was a chef with his own restaurant. Seeing them do it gave me motivation to know that I could work for myself as well. While still in grade school I started doing art for my classmates and charging for it. When I got to high school, I had kinda put my art on the back burner. I still liked to draw but I got a little distracted.
By the time I was about 21 years old I was reacquainted with one of my other family members that shared the same gift of art as me. At the time I was in between jobs and he asked if I had truly considered selling my art for money. That’s when I decided to take my work to the next level, in 2002 I started selling my drawings at the Charleston City Market. I’ve been there doing live portraits and work from photos for the last 16 years, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
Lately I’ve been dabbling in graphic design, and architectural design both of which I have a great deal of love for. Through out my career as an artist I’ve found that when you do what you love to do for a living, it doesn’t feel like work.
Remember everything starts on a drawing board.
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