Marvin D. Rouse
Specialty Painters, Sculpture

Marvin D. Rouse

Artist Bio

Born May 1976, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Marvin D. Rouse first recognized his interest in colors and was inspired by his Uncle’s quick sketch of a racecar to be creative, and began drawing at the age of five. By twelve- years-old, he is excelling in art at his school employing his skills as a young entrepreneur selling his art on t-shirts and jean jackets. In 1995, he started his business at eighteen-years-old, providing local Indianapolis homeowners and businesses his artistic design services, completing everything from album covers to large scale murals, including his young clothing line, Rouse, had become a real local success.

In May of 1998, Rouse relocated from Indianapolis to Naples, FL, with a dream to further his career as an artist with an opportunity came about during spring break with his girlfriend now wife in Spring of 1998, of which they decided to move in 3 weeks from Indianapolis to Naples Fl. Upon moving, he established his business as Rouse Designs, LLC, providing the community a creative service built mostly through word of mouth. Now, 25 years later, the artist has a growing presence, and creative demand in Naples.

His art is about us, faces, emotions expressed through color and thought- provoking images to encourage feelings of happiness, joy and imagination, expressing what we all share. A gifted artist with raw talent, as it shows in his signature style mostly present in his abstract works. He is creatively prolific, sculpting concrete and being commissioned to paint everything from pets to exotic cars. In 2018, he held successful exhibitions downtown at Naples Art, dinner with the Artist, Pop-Up Gallery with UAC in Venetian Village. Group show  “Three M’s Synergy” 2021 Sydney Berne Davis Art Center.

In April 2022 Rouse moved into his new Downtown Naples Studio * Gallery at 853 4th Ave, S. 34102. Rouse passion for community has supported multiple local organizations of Collier County through his gift and inspiration of the arts, they include: Greater Naples YMCA, Child’s Path, M.S.Centers of South West FL, Special Olympics, Naples Art, Naples Zoo, C’Mon Children’s Museum, Legal Aid of South West FL.

Artist Statement

“IN MY ART I LIKE TO CAPTURE THE EMOTIONS AND IMAGINATION THAT WE ALL SHARE, SPEAKING WITHOUT WORDS, CREATING THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN, USING COLORS AND MOVEMENTS TO EXPRESS MY UNIQUE VOICE.”

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