Lesli Marshall on painting her first mural in Deep Ellum as she built her art business » Dallas Innovates
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.…painting one of the murals for the Deep Ellum 42 Murals project, as she developed her business as an art curator and consultant, via the Dallas Morning News.
You may have seen his mural on the wall of pecan nut pavilion in Deep Ellum. But that’s just to start. marshal made her mark in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond as an art curator and consultant for her company art of articulation. Harnessing the talents of several artists, his company curated artwork on exterior and interior walls for the Virgin Hotelthe Design District Playgroundthe Renaissance Hotel, Cushman & Wakefield, the construction of boxes, Tom Thumb, 7-11, Deep Ellum Brewing Companyand many other companies.
Marshall, who does triple duty as a multimedia artist, art curator and consultant, painted her first mural on the back of pecan nut pavilion as part of 42 Real estate 42 Mural Project. But as the sole employee of her company Articulation Art, what keeps her most busy is managing the many ongoing projects that she outsources to an array of other artists.
“What really helped my business grow was the low overheadshe told the Dallas Morning News. “That’s what I like to say to other artists and beginners. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a giant studio or hire a bunch of employees.
She started her business in 2007 when she was just 21 and hit new heights in 2020, when she surpassed $1 million in sales at a time when many North Texas businesses were completely closed, writes the DMN.
“We’ve been told all our lives there’s no career,” she told DMN of herself and other artists. “You won’t make a lot of money as an artist and how hard that can be,” Marshall said. “So my first thing is to come in and change that mentality. You can make a lot of money as an artist.
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