QUESTION & ANSWER WITH TONY SOUTH
Q: Why do I paint what I paint?
A: Hmmm, I guess I liken my themes to a clearing out of the loft or maybe a garage sale, a convergence of "mind garbage" collected over many years daydreaming.
Q: Are there any details that have an important significance in Britannia revisited
A: Yes, the Union Jack/flag and the Triumph motorcycle were once symbols of an industrious and thriving British empire.The monkey in the Britannia attire marks the devolution of these symbols and an ending of an era, for better or worse!
Q: What do you hope the viewer takes away from your work
A: A lighter wallet would be good...In all seriousness though, if the viewer walks away and remembers the painting weeks/months or years later then I couldn't ask for more.
Q: What is your dream project?
A: As a young man I used to dream of my drawings/ paintings adorning the album covers of my favourite rock bands, I remember sending stuff to Thin Lizzy etc when I was around 13/14 years old...to no avail though. Album covers were also a big inspiration for me starting out, holding artists Roger Dean, Jim FitzPTrick, Frazetta and Vallejo in high esteem.
Q: If you can see your work hanging in one museum/collection which would it be?
A: I don't mind really where my works hang, as long as the owners enjoy it and still get a kick from it.
BIOGRAPHY - Marc Scheff
Marc Scheff was born and raised in Boston, MA. He attended Harvard University where he studied Computer Science. He moved to San Francisco during the tech boom of 1999 and subsequently earned a degree in Illustration from Academy of Art University.
Marc has always loved to draw. His dad is a pediatrician and had loads of free sticky pads and pens from pharmaceutical salespeople. Marc would borrow all the free sticky note pads and pens from his dad's office and fill them with his drawings.
He moved away from art in college, assuming that art wasn't a viable career option. While working in tech he took the intro drawing class at the Academy of Art. Charcoal drawings of cubes and spheres brought back every inch of passion he had through high school. Within a few short years he had enrolled full time.
Marc spent the following years working as an artist who could wear many hats. Illustrator, concept artist, game builder, group project cruise director, even creative director and art director. He continues on with many of these projects in his spare time.
Marc currently has work showing in in New York, Denver, and California. His current resin work earned him a solo show with Haven Gallery, a 6 person show with Rehs Contemporary, and a Gallery Award with the ARC Salon.
Marc currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son, daughter, and two faithful huskies.
7 x 5 inches