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Growing up in Atlanta opened opportunities for Markeidric and his family. As a kid he took on many sports in his spare time which at an early age introduced him to disciplines like hard work and determination. On top of being heavily involved with sports, he also discovered a great passion for art. At the age of 6 he was placed in private art lessons with the same teacher (Phillis Bostar) until he graduated high school at 17.  At an early age he began studying masters, from Davinci and Rembrandt to Monet and Cezanne. After graduating, his learning relationship with Phillis was brought to an end so he began his pursuit of higher education attending Savannah College of Art and Design as a painter. His current body of work focuses on the contemporary evolution of classical painting techniques applied to modern subjects and concepts. Thus having been inspired by very few Black artists before him, he is what we could consider to be one of our first Post Modern Neo-Classical artist. Through manipulating paint application, things like landscapes, portraits, and interior spaces trigger the desire to engage his work.