We had the good fortune of connecting with Marley Metcalfe and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marley, why did you pursue a creative career?
It All Began When I Started Out Painting/Drawing At A Very Young Age. I Always Wanted To Be An Artist! Whether it Was Painter , Sculptor , Photographer Or Music. I Was Drawn To Anything That Let Me Have Creative Freedom. Both My Parents Are Artists Themselves So Personally I Felt Like It Was Meant To be.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My Art Is Very Unique I Would Say .I Always Try To Think Outside The Box When Coming Up With New Ideas That Others Havent Already Done . Try My Best To Do Something Different That Sets Me Apart From Other Artists But Also Give My Customers What They Want. I’m Very Proud Of All The Great Blessings/Opportunities I Have Got Over The Years , All The Support && Love I Am Very Very Grateful For All The Things That Has Happened In My Career. Also Very Happy How Far My Art && My Artistic Skills Has Progressed . It Wasn’t Easy To Get Where I Am Today ,It Took A Lot Of Patience, Hard Work && Lot Of Self Promotion To Get Here , I Definitely Had My Challenges Of Wanting To Give Up But I Had To Overcome Those Challenges By Putting My Best Foot Foward , Not Everyone Gonna Like My Art && Thats Ok. It’s Not The End Of The World I Had To Accept That. I Learn That Even The Best Artists Have Rough Days But That doesn’t Stop Them From Chasing Their Dreams. I Live By That ! I Love What i Do , my Art Is Very Sentimental To Me I Care About It So Much. I Want The World To Know I’m A Young Women Who Just Wants To Share My Art With The Rest Of The World.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One Of My Favorite Food Places In Houston Is Called “the crab station” It Has The Best Seafood I Have Ever Had Every Time Someone Comes && Visits Me I Take Them There. Another Good Food Place Is “themeltsonwheels” Its A Grilled Cheese Sandwich Food Truck But They Also Have A Small Restaurants As Well . I Really Love Their Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I Have Four Dear Love Ones Who Have Been Nothing But Supportive Through My Whole Career. Ezra , JJ , My Mom && Marissa. No Matter If I Failed Or Try To Give Up. They Always Encourage Me To Get Back Up & Try Again. They Have Shown Nothing But Support & Love I Am So Blessed To Have Such Amazing Human Beings In My Life.

Website: https://marleytheartists.bigcartel.com/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/marleytheartists?utm_medium=copy_link

Youtube: https://youtube.com/user/MickeyRoyal5

Image Credits
Marissa Riley , Marleytheartists

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